By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer
Northborough – Northborough Cub Scout Pack 25 and Pack 28 held their annual Pinewood Derby at Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough on Jan.27. Thirty-five scouts and two siblings participated this year as an excited crowd of family, friends and mall goers cheered from the sidelines.
Scouts from Lincoln Street School and Marion E. Zeh School make up Pack 25 and Pack 28.
The four overall winners of the event were Andrew Cullen, Ephraim DuPont, Clark Bezzant, and Dylan Somers. First grade Tiger Scouts Tony Alfonso, Henry Bezzant, and Landen English enjoyed their first race experience as they took the top honors in that division.
First introduced in 1953, the Pinewood Derby is one of the great traditions of Cub Scouting. Scouts build their own cars, which are then raced against one another. The event promotes sportsmanship, craftsmanship and a lot of family fun.
Each car reflected the individuality, personality and interests of each scout–there were no two cars alike.
The event is made possible each year due to the dedication of parent volunteers and den leaders.