Boy Scouts race to site of annual Pinewood Derby


More than 100 Cub Scouts took part in the annual Pinewood Derby sponsored by the Central District of the Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of American and held at Jackson Central United Methodist Church.

Scouts, with the assistance of their parents, converted a block of pine wood into race cars. The derby was held March 21 and was hosted by Cub Scout Pack 215, chartered by the United Methodist Men of Central UMC.

Kim Harper and Edna Johnson have been the derby coordinators for the past three years. The number of participants has jumped from just nine in 2007.

Scouting units in the Jackson area are a part of the Andrew Jackson Council, which is divided into four districts. The Central District covers the central and west part of Jackson, up to Flora and over to the Canton area in Madison County. The District director is Bera Holloway and the senior district executive is Michael Harvey. For more information about joining a scouting unit in your area, contact the Andrew Jackson Council office at 601-948-6111.