Pinewood Derby winners announced

Three take home trophies

(L-r) Austin Burgess, Keyshawn Dolford and Keenan Mitchell, from Pack 544, West Hartsville Elementary. 

(L-r) Austin Burgess, Keyshawn Dolford and Keenan Mitchell, from Pack 544, West Hartsville Elementary. 

Excitement reigned supreme at the Scoutreach Pinewood Derby, Sat., Mar. 15, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Started in 1953, the Pinewood Derby helps Cub Scouts build with bonds with a parent or adult mentor as they design, carve, paint, weigh, refine and race the car. Other skills Cub Scouts learn as they participate in this annual event include building confidence and taking pride in learning new things and developing good work habits. 

Keyshawn Dolford, Pack 544, West Hartsville Elementary, took first place with his car named Gremlin. Keyshawn is in the fifth grade, and working on completing the requirements of his first badge of rank (Bobcat). He plays football at the Hartsville Recreation Department and is a member of the usher board and youth choir at his church. His younger brother is in the Scoutreach program at Washington Street Elementary School.

Second place went to Keenan Mitchell, also from Pack 544, with his car the Blue Hawk. Third place was awarded to Austin Burgess, Pack 544, and his car the Bumble Bee.