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Drew and Will's Scout Pack had their Pinewood Derby race tonight.
The boys have been tweaking their designs, moving the weight back, improving aerodynamics, all in an effort to squeeze out a little more speed. The design tweaks worked well, at least initially, as can be seen here, Drew (lane 2) and Will (lane 5), were the fastest down the ramp.
But, in the straightaways, the new tweaks revealed a slight design flaw.
Drew and Will's cars simply couldn't stay in their lanes.
The problem was made worse by the Hot Wheels like plastic track with easy-hopping side rails unlike the old-school wood track with the center hump we had the last two years.
The problem was so bad that, by the end of the track, the boys' cars were literally flying off the track.
When their cars were able to stay in their lanes, they were FAST! Drew's car had the fastest single run of the night. And, while there wasn't an award given out, we're pretty certain Will's car had the second fastest run.
Will's car won 2nd Place among the Wolves and also Most Stylish.
Drew's car won Fastest Time, 2nd Place among the Webelos and, amazingly because it also happened last year, he was awarded Fastest Looking car before the race took place.
Two proud Scouts with their Pinewood Derby cars. The boys didn't have the race they hoped for this year, but they learned a lot and we were really proud of how well they handled defeat and congratulated the winners.
Will had his first communion today. This is father Joe and the first communicants along with their religious education teachers including Mama who co-taught the class.
All the family including Uncle David and Aunt Catherin with Father Joe.
The Danz family.
Will's proud family with Father Joe.
Will and the Blessed Mother in front of Saint Benedict.
The banner Will and Mama made together.
Finally, we celebrated Will's first communion at home with a cookie Mama decorated and some gifts for the special young man.