Cub Scouts get medieval at camp

Staff writer

Marion Cub Scouts pack 102 participated in a “Knights of the Round Table” themed day camp last month in Kechi.

“We made swords and shields,” scout Trevor Schafers said.

Trevor and the rest of the pack crafted swords out of PVC pipe, foam pool noodles, and duct tape.

“The boys did a lot of things related to knights,” volunteer Kelley Schafers said. “Each day they went through seven different stations.”

Scouts imprinted leather sheets by using mallets and other tools to write their initials, make patterns, and stamp animals onto pliable surfaces.

They also made model catapults from which they shot marshmallows and participated in a jousting game in which they had to run lances through rings hanging from a tree.

Other stations included chess, human chess, a treasure hunt, archery, and BB gun target shooting.

Bear den leader Mark Austin said scouts learned about medieval history from event speakers. He also hopes to recruit more youngsters to the scout program.

Trevor said he likes Cub Scouts because he gets to do many activities that involve hunting skills. He also likes when meetings are at a park and when ice cream is served.

Austin is planning several possible scout outings before the end of summer.

“We hope to get up to Abilene for the ‘Fun with Son’ night of camping,” he said. “We’d also like to do a local campout and possibly get up to Schlitterbahn, the waterpark in Kansas City.”

Anyone interested in joining the pack may call Mark Austin or Kelley Schafers.

 

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