Layne Porter anxiously awaiting the start of his race

Layne Porter anxiously awaiting the start of his race

Beaver buggies and Cub cars win by a nose

1st Ashcroft Beavers and Cubs spent a day in Kamloops racing their custom cars.

The 1st Ashcroft Beaver and Cubs Scouts participated in their wooden car races this year.

First were the Beavers, racing their Beaver Buggies on Feb. 25 in Kamloops against groups from all over the Kamloops area. 1st Ashcroft came home with 2nd place in the design contest for Da’von Ekering’s “skunk”.

Then it was the Cubs turn who spent a month creating their own Cub Cars from solid blocks of wood to race them March 10 in Merritt along with other group from the Kamloops area, some groups coming from as far away as Clearwater.

On top of all the fun had, each will keep their cars they built and the Cub Scouts will earn merit badges for all their hard work.

Alex Eckering