As expected, yesterday was very busy. It was Pathfinder Sabbath at our church, so my Pathfinder club presented the worship service. I was hoping someone would have made a video recording of it, but… I don’t think anyone did.

The kids did a TV newscast of the plagues in Egypt leading up to Passover. We prerecorded several “Live Action Reporters” interviewing both Egyptians and Hebrews about the events, and we have an live anchor team (and they really were live) reporting the stories. They interacted with the pre-recorded segments (as if they really were live) and it all went pretty well! There were a few technical glitches here and there, but all in all, I was very proud of them. Hats off to Eric Atherton, one of the parents who did all the video editing. I received a ton of positive comments about the program after it was concluded, so I have every reason to be pleased with the kids. They were terrific.

Following the church service we had lunch, and after that we hosted the annual Bible Bowl. This is like a quiz show game where the participants (including adults if they want to participate) are asked questions about an assigned section of the Bible. We do separate the kids from the adults, and the kid-team with the highest score sets the bar for all the other teams. Any team scoring within 90% of them wins gold, any within 80% wins silver, and everyone else gets bronze.

Then we had supper and started the Pinewood Derby. I did not have time to build a car this year, so I did not enter. But Beth made one, and here it is:

Beth's Bunny Car

Beth's Bunny Car


I had the idea of making a tortoise car Wednesday, but by then, it was too late for me to pull that off. Oh well. Maybe next year.

Here’s her car crossing the finish line (after having lost an eye):

Crossing the finish line

Crossing the finish line


Her car won first place in the creativity competition for the junior division, and she won third place in the speed competition. I was not at all surprised about the creativity, but kind of was about the speed. We didn’t really do anything to it to make it fast other than polish the axles. But I guess that was good enough. Who knows what would have happened if we had added graphite to the wheels and smoothed them down?

We finally went home around 9:00pm. It was a very long, but satisfying and fun day.