Slingshots

Date of Meeting

March 15, 2012


Make Slingshots

Equipment needed:

15 Y-shaped sticks.
Each member of the patrol will collect 5 slicks. In addition, a request will be sent on the 8th for other scouts to try to bring some.
40 feet of surgical tubing.

100 small zip-ties.

Duct tape and scissors.

Pocket-knifes.

Preparation:

Patrol leader will make one ahead of time to get process down and as an example by 3/8 meeting.

Will show it and explain to patrol how to make it at the 3/8 patrol meeting.

Setup :

None

Details of running activity:

Patrol leader will explain how to make a slingshot and then everyone will do it.

How it went

1) Scouts seemed to enjoy the project
2) Took MUCH longer than expected – expected 5 minutes, not ½ hr
3) Should have pre-notched the Y sticks – too much work to do it at the meeting.
4) Should have had everyone do the steps at the same time rather than everyone at own pace to assure the scouts did the correct things – some scout knotted the tube and used zip-ties incorrectly…


Target shooting with slingshots

Equipment needed:

20 paper cups to use as targets
20 rubber balls to use as ammo
++++Preparation:
None

Setup :

Set up two tables and four sets of five targets (cups) on them – one set per team.
Details of running activity:
Line up the scouts in four lines.
Tell them to shoot down their targets.
If all the targets for a team are knocked down, tell everyone to stop and reset them.

How it went

Chaotic but fun.
Forgot the cups, but paper bowls worked fine. 


Watch video on Kirkland streets

Equipment needed:

MP3 video on how streets are managed in Kirkland. Will choose by 3/8.
Laptop to show video

Preparation:

Watch the video ahead of time and come up with some comments/questions.

Ask Mr. Ricard to bring his laptop for the video.

Setup :

Work with Mr. Ricard to get the TV/laptop set up.

Details of running activity:
Play the video.
After it is done, lead a discussion about it.

How it went

Never got to it.

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