Ben took it very seriously
LOL! Just kidding about Drew. He and Jack did not take it as seriously as Ben, but all of the boys worked very hard. Spencer did the cutting, but the boys did all of the planning, sanding and painting of the cars.
So, as I said, today with the big day! Spencer was a bit nervous, but the boys were convinced that they were going to win. I have to admit that the entire thing was really cool. It was a huge set up. We were there for almost 4 hours and everyone had a really good time. There was lots of food, music, racing, raffles and lots and lots of trophies.
And, now for the results. They set it up so that every scout that was a "good sport" would get a trophy. Of course, in my adult mind, I heard everyone is getting a trophy. Jack though, was paying very close attention and probably asked me 15 times if I saw that he was being a "good sport". He finally confided in me that he heard the Cubmaster say that only Cub Scouts that were "good sports" would get a trophy. I loved that!! Jack is very competitive and often has to fight to keep his composure when he doesn't win.
And, NOW for the results...in our den, Ben received 5th place, Jack received 2nd place and Drew received 1st place!! I have never seen such a big smile on Drew's face as when he went up to get his 1st place trophy. It was so COOL!! I think he was in shock and was just so thrilled. Drew is so easy going and not usually very competitive, but it was really neat to see that he was so excited about winning. Jack and Ben were also very pleased with their trophies. Of course, we were a little concerned that Ben would be disappointed about losing to his brothers, but he was quite proud of his trophy and was happy to be the first of the brothers with 2 trophies!! Jack was also very proud of his 2nd place trophy.
Drew...look at that happy boy!!
Overall, they scored 24th, 25th and 35th. Not too bad for a bunch of Rookie Tiger Cubs and their actuary dad. Next year should be interesting, the boys were all eye-ing the other cool cars and getting some BIG ideas!! Should be fun. Spencer better start researching this stuff now. :)