space derby

Tonight was the Cub Scouts annual Space Derby. You know, kinda like the Pinewood Derby except with balsa wood rockets? Yup. Jake designed his to be a SWAT rocket, though I have no idea where that came from. The shape doesn’t lend itself to too many creative ideas except maybe a fish or a cigar. It was a long night and there was great trouble with some of the rubber bands. They broke while being wound and that obviously caused a lot of stress. Jake’s rocket did pretty well though. He came in 2nd place in his group. The event is just for fun, though — no major awards are given out or anything. Last year one of the rockets went so fast that it hit the wall and shattered. Legendary! Nothing of the sort this year, but a good time anyway.

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