Hudson – Fourteen children from Hudson and Northborough participated in Cub Scouts Pack 4's second annual Unified Pinewood Derby Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Joseph L. Mulready School. The Pinewood Derby is a Cub Scout tradition that dates back more than 60 years, but Pack 4 created their event to include children with special needs.
The Unified Pinewood Derby seeks to provide a fun, free activity for children with special educational, physical, or development needs. It is held in conjunction with the Scouts” regular Pinewood Derby. Scouts and guest racers built their own miniature cars from kits and then raced them.
The winners of the unified derby were Marco Luz, Noah Silun, and Marcus Reeve-Patel, who received trophies. All unified racers received ribbons and patches. The winners of the Pack 4 Pinewood Derby were Trevor Catton, Colin Candiloro, and Joey Leeber.
This event was made possible due to the support of the Hudson Public Schools. The following individuals were particularly helpful: Dr. Kevin Lyons, Superintendent of Schools; Dr. Mary McCarthy, principal of the Mulready School, Cathy Kilcoyne, director of Pupil Services; and Leonard Belli, director of Facilities.
Plans for the next Unified Pinewood Derby are already underway. Organizations serving
children with special educational, physical, or development needs that wish participate in the future are encouraged to contact Pack 4 at [email protected]