Final Results for the Salem Mayoral Pinewood Derby

Seventeen (17) Salem area mayors competed in a rousing pinewood derby race for the purpose of promoting the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America Fun At Every Turn Cub Scout membership campaign. The following Salem Police Officers assisted with the race: Laura Seefelt, Dave Driscoll, Sanford Groat, Chad Basaraba, Clem Spenner, and Geoff Shipley. DARE instructor and senior officer Dave Driscoll also served as Master of Ceremonies. The Salem pinewood derby event was held on September 4 at the State Capital Building.

The winners of the Salem event include : Participating Mayor Participating Cub Scout

Peoples Choice Award Winner – City of Independence John McArdle
Alex Mack, Pack 38 (The car that best represents the city)

Clear Vision Award Winner – City of Gates Kathy Sherman
Benjamin Baker, Pack 449 (The car with best paint design)

Blown Piston Award – City of Dallas Wes Scroggin
Nathaniel Frey, Pack 24 (Slowest car)

First Gear Award – City of Salem Janet Taylor
Saeder Grasse, Pack 27 (Most unique car body design)

Petal to the Metal Award Winners:

1 st Place – City of Brownsville, None, Cory Mayer, Pack 335
2 nd Place – City of Turner, Jim Thompson, Cody Miller, Pack 402
3 rd Place – City of Aurora, None, Tony Gonzalez, Pack 624
4 th Place – City of Carlton, Kathie Oriet, Hunter Kern, Pack 268

Mayors who participated in the race included:

Harold White, Aumsville
Kathie Oriet, Carlton
Wes Scroggin, City Council, representing Jim Fairchild, Dallas
Kirby Frank, Falls City
Kathy Sherman, Gates
John McArdle, Independence
Michael Myers, Jefferson
Richard Walsh, City Council, representing Lore Christopher, Keizer
Alan Springer, City Council, representing Ed Gromley, McMinnville
Jack Scheirman, City Council, representing Larry Dalton, Monmouth
Bob Larson, City Council, representing Bob Stewart, Newberg
Janet Taylor, Salem
Joe Fabiano, Sheridan
Ken Hector, Silverton
Tim McQueary, Sweet Home
Jim Thompson, Turner
Frank Lonegran, City Council, representing Kathy Figley, Woodburn

The Fun At Every Turn membership campaign is designed to inform parents and Cub Scout-aged youth about Scouting benefits. Cub Scouting is the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program for boys in first through fifth grade who are led by strong adult mentors. The BSA provides a comprehensive year-round program of outdoor adventure and community service, that helps build character, and self-esteem in youth. Other BSA programs include Boy Scouts (vigorous outdoor program) for boys ages 11-17, Varsity Scouting (high-adventure experiences) for boys ages 14-17, Venturing (high-adventure experiences) for young men and women ages 14-20, Sea Scouting (adventure and challenges on sea and land) for young men and women ages 14-21, and Exploring (work-site based program) for young men and women ages 14-21. Locally the Cascade Pacific Council is among the nation’s largest Scout council, in the nation, boasting over 15,902 adult mentors who help serve over 47,889 youth. Potential members can join any time of the year; call the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America, for joining information at 503-226-3423, or visit one of the following web sites:,,,,,

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