Meet the winners of the nationwide geocaching pinewood derby

GITG_logo Geocaching is the perfect mix of outdoors fun and high-tech gadgets. That explains why it's such a hit with today's Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

Take the participants of the Race to 2010, for example. The BSA just released the list of winners of that exciting race. But first, here's a reminder of what the race was all about:

"Pinewood Derby cars representing every council will race across America using geocaching. The cars will be Travel Bugs, moving from cache to cache across America. Scouts and Scouters can track their car’s progress, read posted comments, and log the miles it travels on"

As with most Travel Bugs, there was no official finish line for the cars, because the BSA hopes to see them zooming across the country for many years. But most of the cars' designers were determined to send the cars to the 2010 National Scout Jamboree for a special pit stop. 

The BSA looked at all of the cars that made it to the jamboree and selected five winners. Check them out after the jump. 

But before you do, don't think the Get in the Game! geocaching fun is over just because the Race to 2010 winners have been announced. There's still plenty of time to organize a 100th Anniversary-themed geocaching event.

And by the end of the year, Boy Scouts can begin to earn the all-new Geocaching merit badge

Now, back to the winners…

Race1 First to reach the jamboree:

Tahquitz District, California Inland Empire Council





Race2 Most miles traveled to get to the jamboree

Black Mountain District, San Diego-Imperial Council







Race3 Overall design winner

Troop 160, Tomahawk District, Coronado Area Council





Race4 Best Cub Scout car to reach the jamboree

Tiger Pack 119, Saukenuk District, Illowa Council





Race5 Best 100th Anniversary-themed car to reach the jamboree

Troop 431, Chattahoochee District, Atlanta Area Council

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