menlo students participating in the pinewood derby

Cub Scout Pack Pinewood Derby Races and Trash the Trash Day

Cub Scouts in Pack 110, sponsored by Menlo Park Academy, competed in their Pinewood Derby on April 24, with families participating from the comfort of their homes because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Races were streamed live from the MPA gymnasium. 

The Pinewood Derby is the wood car racing event for the Scouts of America, in which scouts build and shape their own miniature race cars from a 9-piece kit. The event first began in 1953 and has grown in popularity since then.

Each Cub Scout (made up of boys and girls in our Menlo Family Cub Scout Pack), designed and built their own Pinewood Derby racer from a block of wood and a kit from the Scout Shop (that includes axles and plastic wheels). Scouts then used their creativity in carving their car before adding colors and designs of their choice.

Top Three Placers

First Place: Sujin (Bitcoin Car)

Second Place: Wren (Purple Pointy Car)

Third Place: Moses (Everything Purple Racer)

Special Awards 

Most Artistic: Mikayla’s Purple Power Car

Made for the Movies: Nick’s Herbie the Love Bug

Cubmaster’s Favorite: Jaydon’s Spyder Car

Most Likely to Clear a Room: Skunk Stinky Car

Fastest Backward Car: Isaac’s Blue Flash

Cleanest Car Award: Miles’ Hand Sanitizer-mobile

Voldemort’s Nightmare Award: Eli’s Harry’s Army-mobile

Ready For Adventure: Joey’s Grub-mobile

Fuzziest Wuzziest Car: Elise’s Speedy Keddy Car

Thank you to MPA Cubmaster Mrs. Becca Setty, and Pack Leaders Mr. Ian Dux and Mr. Martin Hebrank for their incredible track construction and video technology support.

Cub Scout Pack Clean-up of MPA school grounds on May 1

Cub Scout Pack 110’s service project cleaned up the MPA school grounds on May 1. The service project was a part of the Lake Erie Council Cub Scout “Trash the Trash Day.”

If your family and MPA student (boys and girls, Grades K-4) is interested in joining our Menlo Family Cub Scout Pack, please contact our Cubmaster, Mrs. Becca Setty at or