Grand Valley Cadets

Snow Derby

Required Snow Derby Equipment List


  1. Sled w/cadre flag
  2. Drinks/snack (for midmorning break)
  3. Twine
  4. Hand axe and/or bow saw (w/sheath or cover)
  5. Matches (farmer type is best in waterproof container)
  6. Tent w/ground cover or tarp
  7. Blanket and poles for stretcher
  8. Splint materials (including padding)
  9. Bandages
  10. Compass
  11. Large clipboard (or plywood 11″ x 18″) w/pencil
  12. Pocket knife (one per sled – maximum 3″ blade)
  13. Shovel
  14. Bible (in zip-lock bag)
  15. RPB guide book (New Style)
  16. 2 cans of soup or vegetables per person (1 for lunch and 1 for donation) (prefer no cream soup)


NOTE:  Judging will be according to:



Team Work

Sled Construction

Sled Packing

Total Points



Snow Derby Training Guidelines

Snow Derby Training Guidelines – 2001

Snow Derby Sled Plans

Flag Raise and Lower Procedure

Creating a Square Lash