On 25 February 2020, Troop OR-1531 had its third annual Worthy Derby. The previous month, each Trailman, with the guidance of his father (or mother or older brother), shaped, weighted, decorated, and tested his car.
As Troop OR-1531 grows and matures, these events get better and better. First, the Worthy Derby was held in the gymnasium. Not only did this allow room for everyone to move about (as opposed to the rectory basement), but before and after the event there was a dads vs. Trailmen half court basketball game. An unofficial motto of Trail Life is “Let Boys be Boys” and this includes dads.
The second improvement was the derby track. The original derby track from St. Joseph’s, built in 1964, has made it’s way back to the church, along with some electronics. This was a vast improvement over the track used the last two years that had the tendency to spit the occasional car off the track.