Gabriel Booker and his father Michael Booker of Augusta work on his Lego car. Gabriel came in first overall last year and third overall this year at the races. Submitted photo

BELGRADE — Seventy-five youths, mostly Cub Scouts, from Hartland to Buxton, rolled into Camp Bomazeen Nov. 4 for the annual Lego Pinewood Derby.

Brayden and his father Ryan Humphrey of Hartland found that Cub Scouting and the Lego Derby have a lot in common. Both are building blocks for fun. Submitted photo

“We love to see Camp Bomazeen so filled with Scouts,” said event chair Julie McKenney of Belgrade, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, district chairman for the Kennebec Valley District of Scouting. “It was a sunny day so the Scouts put their cars together outside with their parents’ help, and then everyone came inside the dining hall where the track was set up for the races. Counting Cubs and Scouts, parents, leaders, and siblings, there were close to 200 people in the place cheering on the Lego racers.”

Gabriel Booker of Augusta came in third fastest overall with his Raptor Rider car. Last year his car was the overall winner of the event. He is in second grade at Lincoln Elementary School, and he is a Wolf Cub in Augusta Pack 684.

Tony and Simon Giroux of Winslow show off Simon’s “Double Play” Lego Pinewood Derby Car. Submitted photo

Simon Giroux and his father Tony Giroux of Winslow are members of Cub Pack 445. “I built this car. It has a Storm Trooper inside. I call it Double Play,” Simon said. He is in second grade at Winslow Elementary.

Cheryl Sarto and her children Mya and Jaycob came from Biddeford for the event. Jaycob is a Webelos in Saco Cub Pack 311 and is in the fourth grade.

Brayden Humphrey was there with father Ryan Humphrey and car “Spidey.” Brayden attends Somerset Elementary School in Hartland, where he lives.

Up to four cars could run on the metal track at once, and an electronic eye recorded who crossed the line first and computers recorded the speeds of each car.


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