7 Rivers district Pinewood derby held at Valley View Mall

Area Boy Scouts met Saturday to race their Pinewood derby cars. The 7 rivers district boy scouts met for their Pinewood derby race at Valley View Mall.

Dozens of boy scouts in the region raced their cars against each other after advancing through local competitions.

Organizers said scouts learn valuable life lessons from the pinewood derby events.

“Just through the Pine Wood Derby, they learn sportsmanship, they learn design, they learn physics, craftsmanship, working with an adult, just being creative,” said 7 Rivers Gateway Area Boy Scouts district director Clark Garthwait.

For the Pinewood derby, each scout receives a wood block, wheels, and axles and the scouts have to design and customize the car.