In the old Webelos Engineer Activity Badge, Cub Scouts needed to make a catapult. I was a little sad when that requirement wasn't carried over into the new Cub Scout adventure program.
But I did find a requirement that building a catapult would meet!
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure – Engineer 4: Pick and do two projects using the engineering skills you have learned. Share your projects with your den, and also exhibit them at a pack meeting.
To be honest with you, this is a really fun project that the boys love even if it doesn't satisfy a requirement. It's a great pack meeting idea. And we've even made them during Cub Scout day camp.
Click on over for the directions that are very easy to follow. The catapults can be made in about 20 minutes or so. Some boys may need help wrapping the rubber bands around the craft sticks.
Of course, the Cub Scouts will want to have marshmallow battles! But if you really don't want to clean up marshmallows, you can use pom poms instead.
Thanks to Devin Collier for the great instructions!
Yours in Scouting,
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