top story 'Racers, are you ready?' Cub Scouts compete in annual Pinewood Derby By ALX STEVENS email@example.com Jan 31, 2018 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Buy Now Scouts and guests watch derby cars race to the finish line Saturday, Jan. 20 during the Kuna Cub Scouts Pack 106 Pinewood Derby, held at Silver Trail Elementary School in Kuna. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Derby cars made by Kuna Cub Scouts in Pack 106 are displayed at the annual Pinewood Derby race Saturday, Jan. 20 at Silver Trail Elementary School in Kuna. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Scout leader Tyler Dibble stands ready to release the Pinewood Derby race cars. ALX STEVES/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Cub Scouts in Kuna Pack 106 wait to present the colors at Silver Trail Elementary School prior to the Pinewood Derby race. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Kuna Cub Scouts in Pack 106 wait to race their cars at the Jan. 20 Pinewood Derby. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Seven-year-old Tiger Scouts are presented den awards prior to the Pinewood Derby. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Seven painted wooden derby cars were placed in their lanes behind the starting line.“Racers, are you ready?”“Yeah!” Seven excited Tiger Cub Scouts shouted.“Count it out boys! 3 … 2 … 1!”Swoosh!Seven cars “raced” down the slanted metal track down to the finish line, monitored by a timer clock and three Cub Scout leaders.The Tigers, the youngest group, gathered at the finish line to see where their Pinewood Derby cars placed.This was the procedure for six more heats in the Tiger Cub Scouts group. The group, part of Kuna Cub Scout Pack 106, was participating in the annual Pinewood Derby race, held Saturday, Jan. 20, at Silver Trail Elementary School.Pizza and den awards complemented the evening.The Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow Lights also raced.Depending on how many scouts were in each group, eight cars would race in eight heats, then the winners of those heats would race to determine overall first, second and third fastest cars.The scouts are given an official Pinewood Derby kit of a block of wood, weighing about 3 ounces, four nails, which serve as axels, and four wheels, said Cub Scout 106 Pack leader Jason Tully.Cub Scouts draw a model of what they want their car to look like, then either the scout leaders or parents help shape the car. The scout leaders had a workshop during the second week of January, Tully said, where they used scroll saws to shape the cars. Some parents and scouts use coping hand saws or sandpaper.Once cut, the scouts can then paint their cars. Tully said the ideal Pinewood Derby car weight is as close to 5 ounces, without going over, as the scout can get. Weights, such as fishing weights, can be added to make the car heavier and go faster.To conclude the evening, gold, silver and bronze trophies were awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners, and participation awards were given.“The event went really well,” Tully said. “Everybody had a good time.” Alx Stevens is the reporter for Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 208-922-3008 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More from this section Police: 33-year-old Kuna man charged with alleged sex abuse of a minor Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 Kuna High School presents nearly $14K showing of 'Guys and Dolls' March 1-3 Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 Community Calendar Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 The rest is history: Interest groups hope to increase awareness of historic attractions in Kuna, Melba Last updated: Feb. 15, 2018 At The Library: 'Meet the Raptors' and celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Kuna Cub Scouts Pack 106 Pinewood Derby Car Sport Zoology Derby Finish Line Starting Line Cub Scout Tiger Racer Scout Leader Jason Tully Parents Award Pinewood Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.