Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Gentlemen, Where Are Your Engines?
Cub Scouts don't need no stinkin' engines! They've got scout-powered Pinewood Derby cars! We've got a number of these cars, from Cub Scout Pack 263, on display for a few weeks. Be sure to see them! They're a big hit as the group below proves.
To learn more about Boy Scouts of America, visit their website at www.scouting.org. Local scouting information is available on the Daniel Webster Council site. The Daniel Webster Council also owns and operates the Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum located at Camp Carpenter in Manchester.
The library subscribes to Boys' Life magazine [J MAG BOY], and I find it to be one of my favorite children's magazines for its variety of well-written and illustrated articles. The Scouting Museum, mentioned above, has a collection of original cover art for Boys' Life as well as "essentially complete volumes of Boy's Life and Scouting magazines" in the museum's Max I. Silber Library.
Those who like building model cars can look for Building and Detailing Scale Model Cars by Bill Coulter [629.22 COU] in our adult collection.
Pinewood Derby cars may not have engines, but that doesn't mean they can't have engine noises. MouthSounds: How to Whistle, Pop, Click, and Honk Your Way to Social Success by Frederick R. Newman [J 790.1 NEW] can show you methods for making any number of car sounds, so, Gentlemen, start your engines!
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