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Local scouts race in the 'Pinewood Derby'
Annual race helps continue Cub Scout tradition
Russell Mabrey, who was "Officer Corporal Punishment," is assisted by his son Jacob Mabrey in giving a citation to Justin Rabe, from the Bear Den. - photo by Photo provided.

Keeping with a 55 year Cub Scout tradition, Pack 400 held it’s annual "Pinewood Derby" races at the Wetlands Center in Richmond Hill on Saturday, Feb. 2nd.

The officiating Race Master was Russell Mabrey, in character as "Officer Corporal Punishment," kept things moving on schedule and according to the Derby Rules.

Each Scout created their own race car using an original design. Some of this year's original designs included a "Slice of Pizza", a Tank, a Pirate Ship and a Cool Sticker Car.

With over 100 parents cheering them on, each den raced for first through third place. The winners of each den then competed for the overall Pack Championship.

"I want to congratulate all the Scouts on their creativity and outstanding sportsmanship," Cubmaster Richard Bensman, said. "We are very proud of them."

Winners in each den will move on to the Division Championship in March.

Here's the ranking of each den:

Tiger den

1st Place - Jack Dobson

2nd Place - Jackson Finley

3rd Place - Joseph Jeffers

Wolf den

1st Place - Jakob Richardson

2nd Place - Collin Lee

3rd Place - Elliot Woodcock

Bear den

1st Place - Nicholas Schell

2nd Place - Palmer Fisher

3rd Place - Justin Rabe

Webelo I

1st Place - Ethan Woodcock

2nd Place - Schuyler Shuck

3rd Place - Connor Glasgow

Webelo II

1st Place - Jacob Mabrey

2nd Place - Alexander Bensman

3rd Place - Tyler Bond

Pack 400 Championship

1st Place - Jacob Mabrey

2nd Place - Jakob Richardson

3rd Place - Collin Lee

- story provided

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