Wake Forest Cub Scouts – Pinewood Derby

So Cole, my 6 year old that turns 7 on Valentines Day has joined Cub Scouts. Wait, let me rephrase that. WE have joined Cub Scouts! I remember a few years of Cub Scouts as a kid but do not remember the involvment of my parents like this. Sure, they gave advice and brought me to my meetings etc… But I have spent the better part of thepast 3 weeks learning the scout pledge, the motto, the sign, the handshake, the Law of the Pack, and Einstein’s theory of relativity. Whew! Not to mention WE have built a plane from wood, learned to make a compass from a cup, a needle, and a leaf…MacGyver has nothing on these Wake Forest scouts!  

Wii Derby Car!

Have to admit though…all of this has been a piece of cake compared to the daunting task ahead…The Pinewood Derby! This sounded like so much fun at one point. You get a block of wood and some tires and told to widdle it down and paint it. So I googled pinewood derby….Whoa….Fact is I am quickly learning this may not be for the kids. There are full blown out websites on this that are so detailed that I need to go back to school for my Engineering degree to decipher them. The designs that are created are something else…many remain cars but there are Stanley Cup trophies, Wii remotes, surf boards, people, Presidents etc. Must be some incredibly talented 7 year olds! Not to mention the wood shops these 7 year olds must have. We have sandpaper and a knife…Lol.  

Cole asked me if I’d help him a little. Made me feel great. So I asked Cole, “what kind of car are WE going to make?” In his most excited 6 year old voice he said, “Dad, let’s make a Super Bowl trophy”. Followed by, “You can build anything, you are awesome at building stuff!”. Mind you, I cannot build a a house of cards! So, as any responsible father wanting to teach his boy a lesson about honesty would do…I said, YES I CAN! 

Turn this into a car??

The derby is one week from today. I have no tools. A wood block. And an excited 6 year old that will be telling all of his friends tonite that WE are building a Super Bowl trophy for the derby. 


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When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutting edge. This family man's demanding work ethic was passed on from his parents. His mother, a first generation German-American forged a new life in a strange country. His father, who has not missed a day of work since 1972 led by example. Peter does not rest until he's done everything in his power to help you achieve your goals. As a husband and a father, his understanding the importance of a family's home is reflected in his every move. When Peter is not helping one of his clients he can be found volunteering his time running a charity Lobster Bingo event, cooking burgers at the Wake Forest Fire Station to benefit the children in the community, delivering dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Wake county with the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, collecting school supplies for the needy or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. His favorite pastime however is spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Cole (7) and Camden (4 going on 44!). Peter has resided in Germany, California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Having lived in North Carolina for over 10 years, Peter refers to North Carolina as home. Don't underestimate the value of Peter's moving experience. He and his team understand the rigors involved in making a family move. Rely on that experience to help you. When the time comes for your next move in and around Wake Forest, NC don't settle for ordinary! Count on Peter and his entire team to help you achieve...The Good Life.

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