Carson’s First Cub Scout Race

Tonight was Carson’s first time racing a vehicle he and I were supposed to work on. Space rockets!

All seemed to go well during the build phase until our first race. It barely moved a few inches. I made a couple of modifications and it went five feet, better but still not rocket material. I thought our rocket was light, I sanded it so it would be pretty light so I was just dumbfounded.

I had to leave for bishopric and fatherly mutual duties so Ginger took over. She couldn’t figure out what was wrong either, until she was talking with one of the leaders and voila…TWO RUBBER BANDS NOT ONE! I had been using only one rubber band and I either wasn’t in the room or was making last minute final touches so I didn’t hear that, but adding that second rubber band resulted in this…

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