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Troop 316 Team Members Caelan Thuett, Liam Flaherty, Zach Sands, and Fermin Rivera.
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"Punkin Chunkin" a Smashing Success with Local Scouts

Published Nov. 14, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 316 held its first annual “Punkin Chunkin” contest out at Camp Post the weekend of November 12.  The only rules for the event were that the main support apparatus “chunker” had to be made out of wood poles, and the attachments could only be made with rope lashings. The size and type of “chunker” was designed by each patrol. 

The Troop spent most of Saturday morning and early afternoon building their chunkers.  Two very different designs were chosen, one was a catapult type design and the other was a sling-shot design.  The catapult design chunked the pumpkin the furthest, at approximately 50 feet.  The sling-shot achieved approximately 12 feet. 

The Troop learned teamwork, idea sharing, basic engineering skills, and had a great time with it all.

If you would like more information about joining the local Boy Scouts, please contact Trevor Thuett at 806-777-8388.

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