AUBURN, Mass. - As a result of the recent Leap Day snow storm, Auburn Cub Scout Pack 53 is finally ready for their Annual Snow Box Derby.
"After many weeks of postponing this event, it looks like we may finally have enough snow and a very good chance to hold the Annual Pack 53 Snow Box Derby this Saturday," Christine Ganong said.
According to Ganong, the final decision will be made on Friday, March 2. "But, as this may be our only opportunity this year, the scouts have their sleds designed and ready to race," she said. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 3 at Lemansky Park. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the race starts at noon.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place finishers, as well as best sled design. Cubs are required to design their own cardboard sleds. Help from parents or guardians is permitted. Only cardboard, crayon, wax, or tape may be on the bottom of the snow box touching the ground. Helmets must be worn on all runs and only Cubs Scouts can race in the sled.
There can be several Cub Scouts in a single sled at one time, such as a "den" sled. Sleds can be of any size and shape and contestants are encouraged to be creative. Although siblings are not eligible for prize consideration, they are welcome to participate.
"As with all of our events, members of the community are welcome to come join in the fun and cheer on their favorite sled," Ganong said. For more information or schedule updates, visit TheDailyAuburn.com.