Cub Scouts Pack 396 competed in The Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Bowden Ford in Alice.

This is the second time the derby has been held in Alice at the dealership.

“The derby gives parents and their cub scout a chance to bond as they work together in creating their car,” said Cub Master Miguel Casarez. “The event promotes creativity especially when working to build their vehicle.”

By participating in the event the children can let their imagination run wild and challenge themselves to make a track worthy vehicle, he stated.

Packs 93, 400, 125 and 73 participated. There was music by Vanessa DJ's Service, food and fun.

Casarez thanks the South Texas Council for the racetrack and the parents for their dedication to their scouts.

Winners for the derby were:

Tiger: Elliot Estrada of Pack 400 in first place. Second place was Miguel Hernandez of Pack 396 and third place was Raymond Quintana of Pack 93.

Wolf: First place went to Wesley Straight of Pack 93 with second place Ryan Reaux of Pack 396. Third place was Ian Flanders of Pack 400.

Bear: First place was Diego Gomez of Pack 396. Second place was Dakota Cadena of Pack 93 and third place was Brandon Moss of Pack 73.

Webelos: In first place was Pack 396's William Fundling, second place was Kooper Kennemer of Pack 396 and third place of Matthew Zamora of Pack 44.

Open Class winners were first place Jasmine Moss, Pack 73, second place Nathaniel Ragland, Pack 73, and third place Gabby Limas, Pack 400.

Overall Grand Champion: First place was Elliot Estrada, Pack 400, second place Diego Gomez, Pack 396, and third place William Fundling, Pack 396.

 The Scout Spirit Award went to Nicholas Garcia, Pack 400. The Most Unique Car was earned by Gabby Limas, Pack 400. The Most Patriotic Car went to Pack 73's Brandon Moss. Best Paint Job was Miguel Hernandez, Pack 396, and Best Flames was Ricky Limas, Pack 400. Best Cub Scout Design went to Jasmine Moss, Pack 73.

The derby is a nationwide event and just one of the many things the Cub Scouts participate in.

For more information on how to enroll your child into the Boy Scout Program please visit Or contact District Executive Luis Sepulveda at 361-816-3845 and Miguel Casarez at 361-227-2360.