The Pinewood Derby is only held one a year but was scheduled for last Saturday (Oscar's second week). Because he was just getting started with scouts, Oscar did not have a lot of time to work on his car. The wood shop on the local Army base helped us cut the wood and then Oscar painted it and I helped him hammer the wheels on.
We had to go on Friday to have his car inspected before the race on Saturday. The local Cub Scout group has all sorts of rules. Some of the rules are universal rules for all cub scouts who race Pinewood Derby cars but others are local rules intended to eliminate unfair advantages. For example, cars that have an indented front end can start further ahead on the track and start rolling before the other cars:
After passing inspection, Oscar's car was impounded for the night to prevent unauthorized modifications.
Oscar also received his scout uniform at the inspection on Friday. Tina spent some time on Friday night and several hours on Saturday sewing patches onto his uniform.
When we arrived on Saturday, the leaders were just finishing the final setup.
After the Wolves were finished racing, there was a lot of standing around and waiting for the older boys to finish.