109 Cub Scouts Compete in Pinewood Derby

109 Cub Scouts Compete in Pinewood Derby

34 participate in Parent/Son Bakeoff Competition.

Winners of the Parent/Son Bakeoff.

Winners of the Parent/Son Bakeoff. Photo by Hondo Davids


A family affair at the Sully District Pinewood Derby: the Davids family: Hondo, Chris Jr. and Chris Sr.


Championship Race contestants


The overall winners, from left, are 1st place, Brandon Choi, Pack 1133; 2nd place, Matthew Courtemanche, Pack 127; 3rd place, Jonathan Mason Pack 1858; and Pinewood Derby Chairman Dave Weisz standing in the back.

Cub Scouts from the Centreville/Chantilly/Clifton area gathered for the annual Sully District Pinewood Derby and Parent/Son Bake-off competitions on March 4 at Liberty Middle School in Clifton.

Winners from the Pack-level competitions advanced to the District-level event, with 109 Cub Scouts from 17 Cub Scout Packs participating in the Pinewood Derby and 34 Cub Scouts from seven Packs participating in the Parent/Son Bakeoff Competition.

Leaders from Pack 127 and Pack 1859 provided racetracks and volunteers for the Pinewood Derby races. Trophies for the top three finishers were awarded for each rank level and for the overall district championship race. Also, for each rank in the Pinewood Derby a “Coolest Car” certificate was awarded by Explorer Post 6500, an Automotive Post sponsored by 29 Diner. The Post also provided refreshments by running the concession stand.

For the Bake-off Competition, trophies were awarded for the top three winners in each of the five bake-off categories: Breads, cakes, pies, cookies, and decorative/creative. Hondo Davids, Sully District chairman, thanked David Weisz who oversaw the event and Jenni Davids for leading the Bake Off event and to all the parent volunteers.

Pinewood Derby Trophy Winners


1st: Zachary Gercken, Pack 1459

2nd: Brandon Choi, Pack 1133

3rd, Emory Evans, Pack 1863

Coolest Car – Connor Newland


1st: Michael Marques, Pack 1514

2nd: Ben Magenheimer, Pack 1860

3rd: Terrence McLellan, Pack 146

Coolest Car – James Kilmer


1st: Evan Lawson, Pack 1860

2nd: Gabriel Jakubek, Pack 146

3rd: Hayden Bosilovic, Pack 127

Coolest Car – Benjamin Crown


1st: Matthew Courtemanche, Pack 127

2nd: Jonathan Mason, Pack 1858

3rd: Gregory Spinner, Pack 1861

Coolest Car – Jonathan Mason

Arrow of Light:

1st: Joey Magenheimer, Pack 1860

2nd: Patrick Lakie, Pack 127

3rd: James Exley, Pack 1863

Coolest Car – James Torres

Overall Sully District Championship Race:

1st: Brandon Choi, Pack 1133

2nd: Matthew Courtemanche, Pack 127

3rd: Jonathan Mason, Pack 1858