MERCERSBURG, PA. - Thirty gallons of glue, six rolls of duct tape and two truckloads of cardboard is "the redneck way to get down a hill," Dan Powell said.
The 15-year-old from Boy Scouts Troop 20 of Boonsboro joined more than a hundred other people who bundled up and milled about the base of Whitetail Resort's Adventure Snow Tubing hill Sunday at the fourth annual Cedar Ridge Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby.
The Boy Scouts' sled turned in the fastest time, and the trick, Dan said, was simply "not hitting the wall."
Fifty-five sleds constructed from only glue, duct tape, cardboard and paint entered the derby benefiting the Cedar Ridge Adventures Challenge Course near Williamsport. The course is designed to encourage teamwork, goal-setting, decision-making and problem-solving.
Teamwork also was the main ingredient of Sunday's derby.
When the "Slor Nio" team took best of show, Dan clapped and said they deserved it.