Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Twin Groves School District, Wheeling
Rope Runner Derby for Westgate School
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 6:30 pm
Westagate School, Arlington Heights
Rope Runner™ Derby
Open to all 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Westgate Troops.
Thursday, February 19, 6:30 till 8:30pm at Westgate School.
To register, contact troop 743.
Each girl is responsible to put together and decorate before the event.Categories are Animal/Insect, Girl Scout Theme, Creativity, and Most Colorful.
What are Rope Runners™? They are wooden figures which rolls down a rope on a single wheel, using weights to balance. This is the Girl Scout version of a pinewood derby. Girls will make and decorate their own Rope Runner™ and get to race them.
What the Girls Can Learn and Earn a Badge! Assembling the Rope Runner™ provides an opportunity for the girls to learn about balance, counter weights, center of mass, science, woodworking, machines, and wheels and axles. Then, the Rope Runner™ is transformed into a personal artistic statement by decorating it with simple craft materials and imagination. See www.roperunners.com.