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Park Rapids and Nevis Cub Scouts recently raced cars in the annual Pinewood Derby. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Local loggers harvest wood for Pinewood Derby cars

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The Pinewood Derby cars built and raced by generations of Cub Scouts around the world aren't made of metal or fiberglass; they're made, naturally, of pine. And soon Cub Scouts from the Voyageurs Area and Northern Lights Councils in northern Minnesota will be racing cars made from pine harvested right in their area, thanks to the generosity of professional loggers, lumber mills, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI, Inc.) and others.

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