Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Slingshots
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 12:18:54 EDT
I did it with CUBBIES and close parental supervision. We made them
out of 5/8ths inch plywood, with the rubber bands that hospitals use to tie
off limbs to raise veins as the snappy part. We tied a piece of leather in
the middle. they seemed to work well.
The trick is giving them something to shoot at, we did that by
building a frame and hanging pie plates and two liter pop bottles from the
frame. To avoid breaking strings all the time we used wire to hold the
Because we meet at a church we aquired Pea Gravel at a local gravel
pit. Then when the gravel falls in the grass, because it is rounded and not
sharp, it causes little or no harm to the rest of the kids that eventually
use the same area for other games.
We left it up to the parents as to whether their cub could keep the
slingshot or not. ;>
C/S R/T Commish
Family FOS Chair.
I used to be an EAGLE.......
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