GRAFTON, Mass.-- Girl Scout Troop 30220 would like to thank all involved with the inaugural Grafton Powder Puff Derby.
On Jan 20, members of the Grafton Community came together at St. James in South Grafton to cheer on 87 Girl Scout racers.
Families watched as each girl’s derby car flashed down the metal track. The enthusiasm and applause filled the hall for more than two hours and an award ceremony honored the top three speed racers from each level of Girl Scouting along with ten winners for creative design categories and one Top Speed Champion.
We would like to thank this year’s Powder Puff Derby Judges: State Senator Mike Moore, Mr. Lewis Alderton (Assistant Cub Master Pack 106), Mrs. Colleen Holmes (Girl Scout Council Senior Management Team), Mr. Kris McMullen (Grafton Community Television), Mrs. Crowell (Grafton Middle School art teacher), and Mrs. Ann Morgan (Grafton Service Unit Manager).
All 87 entries were unique making the judge's job especially challenging. Every girl started with the same materials: a block of wood, four wheels, and four axles.
You would be amazed at the creativeness these girls had in making a derby car. Each derby car races four times and the average time of the races determined the overall speed champion.
At the conclusion of the Powder Puff Derby the top five fastest Cub Scout cars for 2013 raced the top five Girl Scout cars to see who would be named Grafton’s Speed Champion.
Congratulations to Amada Paquin, a Daisy Scout, who had this year’s fastest derby car and the honor of being the first girl to beat the boys in Pack 106.
A special thank you is due to Cub Scout Pack 106, for introducing Grafton Girl Scouts to this long standing family event.
With guidance from Cub Master Chris Paquin, and several volunteers, girls from Troop 30220 were able to put together and host a successful event. We greatly appreciate the support of the community and all the volunteers that made this event possible.
The 2013 Powder Puff Derby was the first of what we hope to be a continued tradition for Grafton Girl Scouts. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved with this wonderful family event.
This article was submitted by Girl Scout Troop 30220.