Boy Scout Derby at NHMS over the weekend

Oct 12, 2015 11:15 AM

NH Boy Scouts set Guinness World Record at jamboree for longest Pinewood Derby track

LOUDON- The Daniel Webster Council of Boy Scouts of America held it’s N.H. Jamboree at the N.H. Motor Speedway this weekend.

Over 5,000 Scouts, leaders and parents attend the weekend long event. This was one of the largest Scouting events in New England.

The weekend also included an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest Pinewood Derby track ever built.

The jamboree takes place every four years with scouts from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Canada. It was the largest group of Scouts ever assembled for a Daniel Webster Council jamboree, with about 1,200 new Scouts attending who had just been recruited. A new campaign brought more Scouts recruited in one night in September than the council had recruited during any September in previous years.

With five days of preparation, and over two days of construction, the derby track used 156 sheets of plywood and 30,000 brad nails.

It was measured by Hayner/Swanson Inc of Nashua and constructed with help from Jewett Construction.


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