Scouts kick off Pinewood Derby season, plus other good news from the week


It’s Pinewood Derby season!

Like many other packs across the country, Cub Scout Pack 3092 in Alpena, Michigan, is gearing up for its Pinewood Derby. The event promises excitement for parents and kids crafting their cars. There will also be an adult derby, allowing parents to showcase their creative derby cars.

Read more about this story on The Alpena News website.

BSA Scouts save man during their camping trip

Greg Painter, 67, got stuck in the snow during a camping trip in Pocahontas County in West Virginia. Stranded in freezing temperatures, the Kentucky native waited until sunrise, then embarked on foot to find help. That’s when he stumbled upon a group of local Scouts on a winter camping trip. They provided warmth, water and assistance. Painter credits the Scouts for saving his life, while the Scouts attribute their actions to their motto: “Be prepared.”

Read more about this story from WFXR in Virginia, and in the video below.

Cub Scouts to host shoe drive this weekend

Cub Scouts are organizing a “Shoe Drive Thru” this weekend at Madison First United Methodist Church in Morgan County, Georgia. The Scouts hope this shoe drive will help keep unused shoes out of landfills, provide footwear to impoverished countries and support Cub Scouts’ civic-minded efforts.

Learn more about this event in this story from the Morgan County Citizen website.

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Sheniece Chappell is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.