8 February 2014: Kub Kars

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It's known as Pinewood Derby in America and Kub Kars in Canada and now it has arrived in Oxford! Take a block of wood, four plastic wheels and some nails and see what you can create ...

At our meeting on 30th January we planned our designs, draw them onto our blocks of wood and then got out the saws, hammers and sandpaper and, with the help of many willing parents, created 41 spectacular cars. On 6th February we got out the acrylics and the Cubs came up with some amazing finishes, including a banana, a hot dog and a very British Union Jack car.

On 8th February 26 of our Cubs were joined at Kidlington Scout HQ by 70 other Cubs from Packs throughout Oxford. The Cubs took part in three contests: design, distance and speed. There was some pretty stiff competition (some Cubs evidently had a lot more adult input / time available than ours ...) so we didn't manage to achieve any medals, but all of the Cubs had a great time and were able to take their fantastic cars home with them at the end.