Pinewood Derby

First Challenge

Yokohama Nanoh district of Kanagawa Council, Japan held the Pinewood Derby race at the Beaver and Cub Scout Rally of district on March 9, 2014.

This Pinewood Derby was started by Cubs of California, U.S.A., in 1957.  Hand made cars by scouts have competed the speed and design.

This is our first time challenge of Pinewood Derby, but hoping this event will bring an opportunity to hold a competition race with other districts and exchange of friendship, especially with the U.S. scouts in Japan (Boy Scouts of America –Asia East District). 


Celebrating Founder’s Day

February 22nd, the World is celebrating the Founder’s Day.

Yokohama 87 group had this celebration.  Life of Lord Baden Powell (B-P) was introduced from Scout patrol, followed by video of his voice and last message.

The challenge of day was to dress up the leaders as look like B-P using materials in hand such as old newspaper, carten board, calendar and posters, rope, etc. Three teams of scouts – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – created dress up stuff by checking those photos and pictures of B-P by collaborating together.


Greetings from Yokohama Group 87

Season's Greetings 
from Yokohama Group 87
 to the Scout Friends in the World !! 

MOCHITSUKI is a very traditional activity we have as a new year event.
Scouts are pounding steamed rice with a mallet.

There are also a fun game such as FUKUWARAI.

FUKUWARAI is one of the Japanese traditional games people play on New Year day.  It is a puzzle of a human face, and a player has to do the puzzle wearing a blindfold.  Since players cannot see which part of the face is on the piece of the puzzle, the face made up by the player is usually quite unique like having a nose above eyes.  People enjoy playing this game.

more details at the Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukuwarai


Greeting from Yokohama 87 Group

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

We would like to extend our warm wishes for the upcoming holiday season and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

from Yokohama 87 


Thank You Video Message from Matto-1 Cub Pack

Although, Matto-1 Cubs could not attend JOTA-JOTI over the weekend, they have participated this program by a video message of "Share It!" and exchanging messages with the scout group in Australia, Taiwan and many others.

This is their "Thank You" video message (re-posted from Matto-1 Home Page).  

If there is any question to the Cubs of Matto-1 form seeing this video, please feel free to send it to us or write a comment in below (I shall transfer it to Matto-1).

JOTA-JOTI see what it is like !