Cardboard Sled Challenge

This activity is sponsored by: Boy Scout troop 116


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.)


  • 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.


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