Atlanta-area Cub Scouts take on Jeff Gordon
In a grueling 500-mile race, who would win: a NASCAR champion or a Cub Scout? No contest. Besides, the BSA's Health and Safety team would surely frown on hearing about an unlicensed 11-year-old driving a racecar.
But who would win if you brought the NASCAR champion onto the Cub Scouts' turf? Today, a handful of lucky boys got to find out. 11-year-old Jared Oenick (above) and seven other Cub Scouts from Atlanta's Flint River Council raced their pinewood derby cars against NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon. And cameras from Fox Sports were there to capture the fun.
Gordon's race against the Cub Scouts is scheduled to air this Sunday before his other race--the Kobalt Tools 500. Coverage begins at noon (ET) on your local Fox affiliate, but because this is live TV, we aren't sure when the piece will air during the prerace broadcast. Stay tuned. Also keep an eye out for Boy Scouts leading the flag ceremony before the Saturday and Sunday races.
Today's pinewood derby race was hardly Gordon's first brush with the BSA. Last year, he received the prestigious Silver Buffalo Award in recognition of his contributions to a national Scout recruitment program and his personal humanitarian efforts.
Read the entire article at ScoutingMagazine.org