Scouts gather to make Pinewood Derby cars.

Dale City Cub Scout Pack 1189 comes to Steve’s Auto to make Pinewood Derby cars

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Dale City Cub Scout Pack 1189 took Steve Auto Repair up on its offer to provide space and tools for the scouts to create their Pinewood Derby cars.

Each year, scouts from all over the Occoquan district compete in the Pinewood Derby, racing cars that they’ve made with their units.

Helping scouts build Pinewood Derby cars

Around 50 Scouts and troop leaders gathered at Steve’s over the weekend to create their derby cars.

“It was about helping the kids get their cars cut out, using the tools we provided. The Cub Scout Pack Leaders came in and worked with the kids to get the cars cut out,” said Steve’s owner Scott Whitling.

Scouts at Steve's Auto Repair Pinewood Derby workshop.

Steve’s hopes to help more Scout units with their Pinewood Derby cars

Steve’s purchased equipment to help the Scouts make their cars and opened up the shop on the weekend to give them space for the project.

“I like it. What was cool was how the kids and parents appreciated us providing this for them. Because they actually came looking for me when they finished, to thank us for helping them out,” said Whitling.

At the end of the day, all of the Scouts came together to clean up the shop and took on leadership roles.

Steve Auto Repair plans on doing this again for the scouts and hopes they can help other units.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.