Cub Scouts learn about racing, rocks, reverence

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Canyon Lake Cub Scout Pack 368 had another busy month in February, learning about rocks, reverence and race cars.

A highlight of any Scout’s year is the annual Pinewood Derby. With race cars in hand, the scouts gathered on Sunday, February 21, to compete in the Pinewood Derby. With shouts of encouragement from spectators, the races were held on a gravity track, two cars at a time, with winners competing again and again, until only one car remained undefeated. Awards were handed out for the fastest cars as well as other categories for various “best” designs.

Overall winners for speed in Pack 346 were Blade Hartley (1st Place, Webelos), Zane Zander (2nd Place, Webelos) and Luke Remley (3rd Place, Bears). Design winners were Brody Heider for Most Patriotic, Matt Thomas for Best Paint Job, Luke Thomas for Best Cub Scout Theme, Wyatt Sidwell for Most Realistic, James Woodward for Most Creative and Baron Sidwell for Cub Master’s Choice. Zackary and Zane Zander each earned a Sportsmanship patch for helping out a fellow scout work on his derby car.

The Bear den went on a field trip to Jurupa Mountain Discovery Center near the end of the month. The scouts took a tour to learn about rocks, minerals and fossils. They thought the the dinosaurs throughout the park were pretty cool and ended their tour with collecting specimens from the rock quarry.

The Scout Law is the oath all Scouts are required to live by. Part of that law includes a scout being reverent. To celebrate the birthday of the Boy Scouts of America as well as honoring the reverence of a scout, a special day is observed in February. This day is called “Scout Sunday.” On this day, scouts are encouraged to attend religious services in uniform and earn a special patch for attending. On February 28, scouts from Pack 346 attended services at the Pack’s Charter Organization, Lambs Fellowship.

Cub Scout Pack 346 serves boys in 1st through 5th grades in Canyon Lake, Canyon Hills and Tuscany Hills. For more information on becoming a member, contact socalpack346@gmail.com.

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