Derby registration deadline is Jan. 23

The Allohak Boy Scout Council Championships Davis Anderson Memorial Pinewood Derby will be held at the Grand Central Mall on Feb. 2 and preparations are in high gear.

All over the Allohak Council, Cub Scouts received PWD kits (with a copy of the PWD rules) over the holidays. Remember, registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Jan. 23. No extensions will be allowed. 142 grams (Derby scales weigh in grams only) is the limit. Rules are posted on the council’s website

The Pinewood Derby racing requires participants to learn the crafts necessary to make the individuals cars, the PWD rules that must be followed in the car making, the racing process and most importantly sportsmanship. This has to do with how the Scout acts and behaves while participating in the Derby. This event is not just about winning, but also how to be a good winner and loser and more importantly, about having fun.

The purpose of the Pinewood Derby is to help the Cub Scout build a team relationship with their parent or helper, experience the sense of accomplishment, learn new skills, the excitement of competition, learn win/lose good sportsmanship, and to have fun. The model cars are made of wood to specified dimensions, created, carved, assembled and decorated by Cub Scouts under the guidance of the parents or helpers.

At noon at the Derby at Center Court area track, the Scouts will be hosting the Mayors and area Dignitaries/Celebrities Race, in which all mayors and area dignitaries/celebrities are welcome to compete. Registration is at 11:45 a.m. at the track. Officials hope to see lots of areas mayor and area dignitaries including area store mascots the Burger King, the Chik-fil-a Cow, Smokey Bear, Ronald McDonald and many more.

The Vienna Police Department will be giving our “speeding tickets” to racers of “excessive speeds.”