Scouting for high speeds

       Boy Scout Pack 24's Webelos watch excitedly in the West Elementary/Middle School gym as two of their Pinewood Derby race cars speed toward the electronically controlled finish line at left. The annual event, which included the Cub Scouts, had about 20 cars in all, according to Kathy New, the committee chair for Pack 24. The boys gave their cars creative names, including “Roadkill,” “Italian Arrow” and “Universal Crash.” The pack has been active on the Westside for more than 65 years.

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