Cardboard Sled Challenge

 This activity is sponsored by:

Boy Scout troop 116

http://www.scoutingvermont.org/Pack120RutlandVT/

Race Categories:

  • Junior (Ages 6 to 12)
  • Teens (Ages 13—18)

Design Guidelines:

  • Only regular cardboard, duct tape, and paint can be used to construct the cardboard sleds.
  • Sled cannot be wrapped in plastic, shrink wrapped or anything else.
  • No wood, glue, industrial adhesives, staples, rope or wire will be permitted on a sled.
  • The bottom of the sled must only contain duct tape on seams and edges.
  • The design must include the ability to stop the sled at will.
  • Keep designs family friendly. No profanity allowed.

Race Rules:

  • Waiver form must be signed by an adult.
  • Participants must wear a helmet. Bike helmets are OK.
  • Costumes are encouraged.
  • Push starts no running starts.
  • 1 person per sled.
  • All sleds, parts, and participants must cross the finish line to qualify for the fastest sled. (Sleds may win other awards even if they do not cross the finish line.)

Procedures:

  • Sleds will be timed and winners in each category will be determined by the time needed to reach the finish line.
  • Judging for best designed will occur before the race.

Cardboard

  • Start saving now if you have cardboard
  • Check with a local business that may have cardboard they discard