Yorktown to host Pinewood Derby for Scouts

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is playing host to the 2013 Etiwan Cup Pinewood Derby on board the USS Yorktown on Saturday.

The retired aircraft carrier's Smokey Stover Theater will house a six-lane, 44-foot track in an event put on by the museum and the Boy Scouts of America Coastal Carolina Council.

Qualifications begin at noon in Hangar Bay 1 and the races start an hour later. Winners advance to the District Etiwan Cup races.

"For generations, Pinewood Derby Raceshave been synonymous with the tradition of Scouting," said Patriots PointExecutive Director Mac Burdette. "As one of the nation's top overnight campingdestinations for Scouts, the USS Yorktownwill provide the perfect setting for our overnight campers as well as scoutsfrom the tri-county region to participate in these races."

Registration is $5 and includes a patch, membership in the competition and access to the full museum for four people.

Parking is still $5.