The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Danville News

May 5, 2014

Scouts race on Riverside street

RIVERSIDE — The trick to the cubmobile race is to never take your eyes off the finish line.

“Every driver that looks over veers … And then they lose focus,” said Troy Roberts, chair of Riverside’s Cub Scout Pack 33.

Starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Montour Street, from Dewart Street to Sunbury Road, was turned into a race track for the annual cubmobile race, featuring racers from local Cub Scout packs 139, 37, 30 and 33.

While the top speed of the wooden carts is only about two to three miles per hour, it’s still enough to give the kids a rush of excitement. “I haven’t met a kid yet who complained about it,” Roberts said.

And while one racer, Hunter Kelchner, of Danville’s Pack 37, did end up veering his cart off the road, the seven-year old was unhurt, unfazed and eager to race again.

The first-place winner was John Price, of Pack 33. In second was his twin brother, Carl Price, also of Pack 33, and in third was another Pack 33 member, Luke Huron.

The wooden cubmobiles, steered by a length of rope that moves the cart’s wheels as it drives downhill, are made by the Scouts with the help of parents.

“A lot of the packs put together a build day. It takes them about a day to put them together,” Roberts said.

Email comments to

Text Only
The Danville News
The Daily Marquee
Danville Sports
  • Danville grad Gronsky signs with Cardinals organization

    JUPITER, Fla. — It’s been a whirlwind past couple of weeks for Jake Gronsky, and it’s about to get headier for the Danville High grad.

    July 22, 2014

  • xbandits22.jpg Bandits bound for Eastern World Series

    Most of them will be juniors or seniors when the fall scholastic year rolls around here in just a few short weeks, some are even in college already. But for a brief moment back on July 5, Danville Bandits manager Tony Fritz could’ve sworn he was staring at a bunch of Little League kids with the way his team was excited having earned a spot in the Stars and Stripes Salute 18U Tournament championship game.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Macmain.jpg H.S. baseball: 2014 Daily Item All-Stars

    Asked what was most responsible for Mac Ney’s success, his superb athletic ability or strong work ethic, Ryan Lentz pegged it a 60/40 split.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • boyslax16d.jpg High School Boys Lacrosse: Selinsgrove beats Danville to advance to district final

    There’s something to be said about old-time, rock ‘em, sock ‘em playoff hockey that gets famed commentator Don Cherry fired up.

    May 15, 2014 1 Photo