One of the many highlights of being a Cub Scout is participating in the Pinewood Derby, a racing event where parents help their children build a car from a block of wood with a kit that also contains plastic wheels and metal axles.
Not all children have the same access to carpenter tools to construct their cars, so
“I understand the importance of having a designated time and place for the boys and their parents to work on their cars, so, of course, I volunteered the Construction Lab and tools to help them out,” said WNC Construction instructor Nigel Harrison, who has two boys in a different Cub Scout troop and whose wife serves as a cub master.
“I truly enjoy this event with my boys; win or lose, they learn a lot about the importance of planning, patience and sportsmanship.”
Harrison, who serves on the committee for Cub Scouts Troop 44, opened the lab on two evenings to accommodate a different Cub Scout troop.
“We mainly facilitated the rough cuts, then the boys took care of the details at home with their parents,” Harrison said. “I appreciate this event where I can work with another troop.”
For information about WNC’s Construction program, contact Harrison at 775-445-4412.