Gentlemen, start your engines

Cub Scout den leader Robert Post fires up Scouts of Troop 44 Wolf Den 2 before a heat as they race their handmade, gravity-powered wooden cars during the annual Pinewood Derby, held Feb. 2 inside the Panzer Exchange. Almost 200 Scouts from Stuttgart Cub Scout Packs 44, 119, 324, 154 and 113  participated, according to Pat Brady, the derby coordinator. This year’s derby was dedicated to the memory of former Stuttgart military community members David Decareaux and sons, Dominic, 10, and Grant, 8, who died last month while hiking in Missouri. Decareaux and his sons were members of Troop 113.