Mini Pioneering catapult

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Build a simple catapult


For catapults:
-plenty of broom handles and rope (or scout staves/pioneering poles as appropriate)
-cups or empty tuna cans, elastic cord

-tennis balls
-bean bags
-eggs (check for allergies)

Plus assorted targets


Each team build their own catapult, and see who can fire a tennis ball at the opponents target.
- Distance 10 points
- hoops 10,20,& 30 points
- target 100-10

Check badge requirements carefully before awarding as not all will be appropriate for small catapult creations


  • construction
  • pioneering knots lashings

Badge Links

  • Camp Craft - Pioneering
  • Outdoors - Camp Gadget
  • Outdoors - Project
  • Pioneer - Indoors
  • Pioneer - Knots
  • Pioneer - Lashing