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Montville Cub Scouts Prep for Pinewood Derby

They race Friday night. Check back with Patch for results and photos of the derby.

Pinewood Derby Car (Credit: facebook.com/MontvillePack66)
Pinewood Derby Car (Credit: facebook.com/MontvillePack66)

Montville’s Cub Scout Pack 66 will be hosting its annual Pinewood Derby at the William Mason Elementary School Friday night. 

It's a night of fun and competition, which is well deserved for the cub scouts as they've been active in the township with "various public park clean-ups, collecting donations for the new Montville Animal Shelter and just recently spent the afternoon at the NJ Retired Fireman’s for their Annual Holiday Event, playing games, signing carols and bringing treats in appreciation to these brave fire fighters," said David McKillips, CubMaster. 

For the pinewood derby cars, they range in color and design. The boys—with help from parents—design, carve, paint, weigh, refine, and race the cars, according to Boy Scouts of America. The boys created their cars earlier this month and also secured a new derby sponsor, Subway, according to Pack 66's Facebook page. 

The cars were weighed in at Columbia Inn just earlier this week and they're ready to see the checkered flag Friday night. Cars have specific weight, length and width measurements they must abide by.

Pack 66 is made up of 48 kids from first to fifth grade from various schools in Montville Township, predominately, at William Mason, said McKillips. Check back with Patch for results and photos of the derby. 

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