Resolute Camping and Trebuchet Competition
Nov 1-3 , 2019
Scout Camp Resolute, Bolton, MA
Resolute Camping and Trebuchet competition
Scout Camp Resolute , Bolton, MA
Join Troop 4 for an exciting weekend at Camp Resolute building Trebuchet’s utilizing Pioneering Skills. Patrols will be competing on Design/Structural Integrity, Distance, Accuracy utilizing Water Balloons and other fun projectiles.
Our Trebuchets will throw 60+ feet easily. If built perfectly, the math say’s - they could throw 160 feet.
A trebuchet is a type of catapult that uses a swinging arm to throw a projectile. It was a common powerful siege engine until the advent of gunpowder. There are two main types of trebuchets. The first is the traction trebuchet, or mangonel, which uses manpower to swing the arm. The later, and often larger, counterweight trebuchet, also known as the counterpoise trebuchet, uses a counterweight to swing the arm.
Friday – we’ll arrive after dinner, setup camp and enjoy a camp fire program.
Saturday - will be spent practicing our Pioneering Skills, building the Trebucehts and practicing Launching projectiles.
Sunday - the competition begins. First you’ll be assessed on Structural Integrity, Distance, Accuracy. Once proven your Trebuchet is ready and can be operated safely, you’ll launch water ballons and other fun projectiles at a to be specified target…..maybe it could be a Scoutmaster??????
We’ll be camping at the Boy Scout Camp Resolute Reservation, sleeping in Tents located around a Camp Fire.
Depart CVS: Friday Nov 1st Meet at 5pm, Depart 5:30pm - Scouts to eat dinner before departing
Return to CVS: Sunday, Nov 3rd around 4:00 PM (will call/text on way in case time changes)
Cost: $55 per scout
- Scout Essentials for Camping 2 nights, 3 days for winter like weather (remember its November) https://www.troop4hopkinton.com/new-scout/equipment-list
- Backpack or suitable bag you can carry gear from parking lot to tent site, roughly 1/4 mile
- Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat, Sleeping Bag Liner and/or a set of base layers/long underwear See https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html
- Warm hat, gloves etc, usual gear for playing outdoors in early winter or standing around a fire at night
- Raincoat or Outer layer (per rei guidelines)