Lee's Summit Girl Scouts Race For Hope
February 16, 2013
Grand Winners (back row): 3rd place Amy T.
(front row left to right): 1st place Ashely E.,
4th place Kalani B., 2nd place Mallory O.
Tribune Photo/Ron Wight
By Wendy Hayworth
Intern Reporter for the Tribune
More than 100 Girl Scouts from Service Unit 648 came together on Saturday, January 26th for the 3rd annual Powder Puff Derby.
The Powder Puff Derby is not to be confused with the Pinewood Derby. The Powder Puff Derby was created to allow Girl Scouts the experience of building, designing, and racing their own cars.
Each year, Unit 648 races to a theme. This year’s theme was Race for Hope. Girl Scouts were asked to donate an item to Hope House as a part of their registration.
Two minivans were filled to the brim with more than 300 donated goods thanks to the Girl Scouts.
Each racer contributed their handprint to the HOPE sign. This sign was taken to Hope House so that residents may see the many helping hands they have.
Boy Scout Troop 220 provided the track and helped run the race.
In order to race, cars can not weigh more than five ounces. With that requirement met, the girls could design their car anyway the wished.
The Daisy Rank winners were: Mallory O. in first, Rylee J. in second, and Olivia R. in third.
Brownie Rank winners were: Kalani B. in first, Brooklyn P. in second, and Alexis N. in third.
Junior Rank winners were Ashley E. in first, Brooke B. in second and Avery B. in third.
Cadette Rank winners were Amy T. in first, Jaclyn T. in second, and Mary M. in third.
The winner of each rank pitted their cars against each other for the final race. Ashley E. of the Junior Rank took home first, Daisy Mallory O. took second, Cadette Amy T. took third, and Brownie Kalani B. took fourth.
Service Unit 648 Girl Scouts would like to thank Ms. Christie, the Marketing Director for Hope House for officially starting the race. Service Unit 648 would also like to thank Troop 220 Boy and Cub Scouts for the use of their track, programs, and staff to help run the races.
Girl Scouts who raced in the Derby received a patch for their efforts.