Scout trebuchet?

We are going to a scout camp soon where we launch water balloons at each other. Does anybody know how to make a trebuchet or ballista out of poles and rope?

Question by pmgroundhog 


Cub Scout Activities

I'm a den chief for my troop. Any good activities? I'm a webelos two den chief.

Topic by Batryn   |  last reply


Wireless scout camera

Hi, Can someone please show me how to turn my ordinary wildlife scout camera into a wireless camera. It will email or text photos to me automatically from the field as pictures are taken

Topic by Jawalker   |  last reply


Old Cub / Scout nostalgia?

This new 'Low 'n' Slow' competition is bringing back great memories of when I did Cubs 4 or 5 years ago. Any body else care to share their memories, or, even better, if they're a Scout leader and they want to share their weekly fun!

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Targus Wifi Scout range????

I have a targus wifi scout and I would like to extend the range of it. I have tried a few different things, and nothing seems to really work. Does anyone know a good reliable way to extend the range of this device without throwing it away and buying a better one. I got this one for free and dont mind messing it up if I have to though. LOL Thanks for reading. Have a good one.

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Dust 514 Scout fabrication

Hello I am new here and this is my first undertaking but ever since i saw these i knew for a fact i wanted one of these suits they are on  game called Dust 514 they are kind of the infiltrators and stuff the secret behind the lines type of soldier. anyways i want to fabricate one of these suits that is useable and look almost just like it it NEEDS COOLING but that will be a pain i want fans in my helmet and liquid or air cooled main body... i want to be able to use this, go to a theme park and have people take pictures of me XD of course there is easier ways to do this but i really want one of these and i am not sure where on earth to start so any type of help well... helps i would like mine grey and black and the lighting isn't very important

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Favour needed from you all...

My Scout group is trying to get money from an insurance company's Community Fund to replace our dilapidated tents - to buy enough for all our Scouts to camp at once will cost hundreds of pounds we haven't got. All I need from you is a few clicks to add your vote to our group's application. https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/%28X%281%29S%28vys0m5agaunzvpmtgo0c2jrp%29%29/project/view/1319/ Please follow the link, register your vote, and share the link with your family, friends or random people on social media. Thanks, Kiteman.

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Camping!

See you, chaps - I'm away for the next two days helping out at group archery camp. Several dozen small children with pointy things, and I'm scoring. :-/ See you Sunday night (UK time)

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I am off, for a week.

Hey guys, I shall be leaving again, for a week. I am headed to a camp down in Southern California on Catalina Island so I will not be on here, at all, for a week. But I am planning on making something pretty big when I get back, hopefully I will make an ible for it. -n8man

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Remembrance & Scouting items [Big Edit]

[Major edit] Oh, such a busy weekend - business suddenly picked up on my Etsy shop. Badges ("pins" for you Americans) and woggles are now winging their way across the UK, and a couple to Canada. Gunapult is up there, along with a load of Scouting badges and bird badges.  Also, Kitewife nagged me into adding some knitting-themed pins... I've also got a Remembrance woggle which is proving quite popular.

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Girl scout cookie recreation help

Hi, I'm trying to recreate the girl scout cookie called "All Abouts" They were discontinued some time ago. I'm sure the cookie bit is a form of short bread but I'm not sure what kind of chocolate or fudge to use or even how to apply it on to the cookie like the image I attached. It doesn't need to be 0 trans fat like the image. Any help would be appreciated, thank you so much.

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Did you miss me?

You may have noticed that I mysteriously stopped posting for a couple of days. I've been camping! I came on as a last-minute substitute when another leader was unexpectedly hospitalised, and whizzed off to Gilwell 24 with a small group of our Explorer Scouts. It's an awesome event for teenage scouts - from 09:00 Saturday, to 09:00 Sunday, 24 hours of non-stop activities without the requirement of sleep.  Four thousand Explorer Scouts took up the challenge, and almost all of them managed a full 24 hours of extreme Scouting. 3G Swing Archery Bushcraft Zone Bouldering Campfire Climbing (Outdoor rock and revolving wall) Craft zone Crate stacking Disco Fairground Flying Trapeze Geocaching Giant games Gilwell gauntlet Global Zone - including Shelterbox High ropes course Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting Mountain boarding Orienteering Outdoor arena Quad Bikes Outdoor Woodland Quaser Raft Racing / Boat Racing Rifle Shooting Competition Scavenger hunt Scuba Diving Slacklining Speed climbing Segways Simulators Technology zone Water rockets Assault Course Car driving Go Karts Power Boking Inflatables Fire Building Fishing Military Activity Team Speed Stacking Caving Zorbing As well crafts and other activities going on all the time (I had my first go at wood-turning at 14:00, and was soldering together an AM band radio at 22:30 (goodness me, the writing on a capacitor gets small later at night!)). Add to that a month's rain in about 20 hours, giving liquid mud on the scale of Glastonbury, it's hardly a surprise that every single Explorer fell asleep on the train home. Because my standing-in was very short notice, none of my electronics were properly charged, but I did get a few snaps of the atmosphere before my iPod completely died. I have never been so wet or so dirty on a camping trip, and I was taking it easy - it's the first time I've been forced to pack my tent away wet and muddy at the end of a camp. If you're a Scout or an Explorer, and will be over 13½ next July, why not take up the challenge yourself? If you fancy taking part, offering an activity, or otherwise getting involved in next year's event, they are already taking comments and ideas.  If you're not in Scouting, and didn't realise it was so awesome (or that girls are allowed at any age), then why not think about joining? (As an aside, I'd never seen Rock-It-Ball being played before.  Looks fun.)

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Sand and Gravel water filter- HELP

Okay so I have been charged with finding out how to build a simple sand/ gravel water filter for use at scouts on Thursday and I have come up with ZERO... Does anyone know enough about it to explain to me in laymans terms on how to construct one... or rather what grades of sand/gravel i need? I'm planning on using a pop bottle, and layering the sand and gravel inside it.... using the screw top end as the tap.... I have a BASIC idea of what i need... I just want to be sure it works! Thanks guys and girls Jay

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I need help with weaving for Boy Scouts.

Im trying to weave a cube box and a round box but I just can't find any instructables on that stuff. P.S. It's for my Boy Scouts so don't get any funny ideas.?

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A full set of Cub Scout Badges - UPDATE

I've designed and cut a set of badges for local district's Cub leaders. In case you don't know, Akela is the leader of the wolf pack, Raksha is the mother wolf, Baloo is the bear, Bagheera the black panther, Kaa is the serpent and Mang the bat (that's my own badge). Full disclosure: the Raksha badge is just the Akela badge, flipped left-for-right.  So I'm lazy... The hare is nothing to do with scouting, that's just because Kitewife likes hares. UPDATE: These badges, and more, are now all available on my Etsy store, LightWorksLaser. Go, see, buy!

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Northern tier

Some pictures for linuxmom, who requested them

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Is there any activities for cub scouts Just like something to waste 30-60 minutes of time.

I need something to keep the cubs entertained... It'll be in a room, possibly outside, but not alot of space outside, just a parking lot. And not too expensive... we have 10 cubs.

Question by Batryn   |  last reply


"Boy's Life" Archives

 http://boyslife.org/wayback/ I most remember "scouts in action" these were cautionary tales, as well as how to get yourself or a stranger out of a tight spot. They seem to be about page 45 to 65. Common topics: "trapped in quicksand" or " when the cave collapsed" or "the chemistry set explosive went off in his hand!!" But there was so much more, like how to make stuff with sticks, rope and knots. So much of my kidhood was howto based on scout stuff. I'm tryin to figure out how to paste  pics from the mag at the above link.

Topic by Toga_Dan 


Is it allowable for us to translate or "copy & paste" your Instructables for our scouting blog?? Answered

Is it allowable for us to translate or "copy & paste" the Instructables to our Indonesian scouting blog? What should we do then? I'm an officer of Hizbul Wathan Scouting Organization of the Muhammadiyah in Indonesia. Frankly speaking, we have no fund to start big, but we would like to disseminate your ideas.

Question by tauhid   |  last reply


New Jersey knife laws? Answered

I am 14 and a boy scout. Is there any restrictions on carrying a pocket knife that you know of? I have the totin chit thing.

Question by Thelonelysandwitch   |  last reply


The best cheap pocket knife? Answered

Ok, I need you guys help. I want a folding pocket knife that is in the price range of $0-35 bucks. I want it to be tough for every day use and possibly heavy abuse. I also need it for scouts. Can you guys help, Thanks.

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Knex single shot gun?

Are there any knex guns that are bolt action and single shot. to load you pull the bolt back, insert bullet, push bolt foreword and turn it. shoot. If you are in the boy scouts you know what I am talking about. It also should look realistic enough.

Question by pmgroundhog   |  last reply


How does a Tilt Swith Work?

I am looking to make something which a group of Cub/Scouts could use while working together as a team. eg::- a Small circuit board that has a Tilt Switch / Motion Sensor on it which triggers a Audit and Visual alarm to let them and others know they have moved it. Please help Cheers Sandy Cubs Scout leader with no knowledge of this subject

Question by Sandy1Taylor   |  last reply


Camp Kitchen or chuck box designs?

Does anyone have good instructions for a camp kitchen/scout chuck box? I'm looking for something as lightweight as possible.?

Question by Pandroe   |  last reply



Merit Badges for the Proudly Nerdy

Yes, I was a girl scout.And NO ONE in my troupe had more merit badges than me.I miss those beautifully embroidered circles of majesty, medallions of my skills and talents, proudly decorating my bright green sash for the world to interpret. Well honey, those days are not over.Thanks to BOING BOING for turning me on to the "ORDER OF THE SCIENCE SCOUTS OF EXEMPLARY REPUTE AND ABOVE AVERAGE PHYSIQUE" http://www.scq.ubc.ca/order-of-the-science-scouts-of-exemplary-repute-and-above-average-physique/ and Nerd Merit Badges,http://www.nerdmeritbadges.com/ with their specialty-themed badges. There's something in there for everyone, from the "I've touched human internal organs with my own hands" badge to the "I may look like a scientist, but I'm actually also a pirate" badge.I'm hoping to pass my "I've set fire to stuff" (LEVEL II) test and get that badge any day now.

Topic by scoochmaroo   |  last reply


What Is The Best Pranks For Summer Camp?

I am going to summer camp for 10 days and I need the best pranks in the world. Give me them all.

Question by Thelonelysandwitch   |  last reply


Resources for Teachers

Are you a teacher, boy scout or girl scout troop leader, or an educator of another sort?  If so, we'd like to help you out, give you a free Pro membership, and learn more about how Instructables can be more useful to you and your students.  Just click the GET TEACHER PRO button on this page: https://www.instructables.com/teachers/. Fill out the form and wait for the pro membership fairy to upgrade your account. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or just want to talk about project-based learning, drop us a line at service at instructables dot com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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removing instructable from group

How do I remove an instructable from a group? I just added 'how to remove a beer bottle top" to the scouts group by accident... whilst in the UK that might be true, not sure it'd be so happily accepted in the US.

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what powders glow under black lights?

I am wanting to show my girl scout troop how germs spread. Thought If i could find a poweder that would glow under black we could show the spread.

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HELP, I NEED / desperately want A SUPER BRIGHT FLASHLIGHT for camping / boy-scouts [answered]

Inappropriate Incomplete Spam first thing first, i want absolutely the BRIGHTEST flashlight i can my hands on! how many lumen's should i shoot for (to impress others)? 100, 270, 350, 600, 900, 1500, 3600, 5000+ (5000 Lm i pretty sure is overkill)? i have an led flashlight i got for 12$ and is advertised to be over 600 Lm but I'm pretty sure its maximum is 70Lm. (it seems to be slightly brighter than the 9 LED tactical flashlight i had) but I'm not sure. i have no light meter. the LED itself is (as advertised) is CREE (i don't believe that either but again, I'm not sure).   i would like to make portable HID flashlight. my plans are to: BUY: 6V LANTERN HID KIT (BULBS) HID BALLAST 12V BATTERY (I"m not sure where i could find a suitable 12-15V 35W [or more] battery that will fit nice and snug in the lantern with room for the ballast. the battery should last almost a week with some moderate use.) i think a drill battery would work. i will take the original light out and replace it with the HID. then, i will need to find a place for the slim ballast [but where???] . then,i need to find a battery (i think a 12V drill battery should work [will a 14.4V drill battery with the case off fit in the modified 6V lantern flashlight? if so, where can i buy a affordable and well suited 12V-16V battery?] if there isn't any small, powerful (and preferably cheap), battery in existence? [4 by 4 by 2 array of AA rechargeable batteries seems promising and so does 6^2 by 2 array seem promising. 6 by 6 by 2 AAA] will the ballast and lamp work with less power (6W-34W)? is there a simple and small ballast circuit schematic i can follow? i never found one. so i assume no. :-( also is the 5000K neutral white, warm or cool? (i think it is the closest to neutral white with a VARY slight blueish tint) i think i got a grasb on this and i want 6000K (i want something led white but still bright and useful enough to easly see what i'm doing on campouts)

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Free Help !!

I offer free help in the scouting and outdoor and computer a and some electronics sector, leave a comment or pm me, and anyone wanting to help help people please just start answering questions, this is like the answers area on one page, if babbled on to much, haven't I...

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Can someone make a guide on how to mod a Nerf Secret Strike?

I have a Nerf Scout and a Secret Strike. I want to be able to get more accuracy and/or range on either of them. Also could someone recommend a really good gun, preferably with a clip, but doesnt have to be automatic.

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Any tips for winning contests? Answered

I REALLY want to win a macbook air, because working a fifteen hour day, at one dollar an hour just isn't going to pay for it. (I work at a cub scout day camp, plus half of the money goes into savings :p)  So, what should I do to get/win one?

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Flashlights

I am going to buy a new high powered tactical flashlight. What is the best light you know of. I dont really care about price within some reason. I will use it for search and rescue (scouts), camping, general use, and possibly swimming/diving. Can you recommend a good one.

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Instructables on WGHP Fox 8 - Paper Wallets and Marshmallow Shooters

WGHP Fox 8 built Paper Wallets and Marshmallow Shooters with cub scouts for a consumer report segment. Check out the video: http://www.myfox8.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=f8295417More news and press about Instructables here.

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Blast Nyan Cat on a Canoe Trip? Answered

Ok, so i'm going on a canoe trip with scouts, and i'm just wondering how i can constantly blast nyan cat from my canoe. I can't bring an ipod, and it has to be somewhat water proof. NOTE: I will only use this to torment people SOMEtimes.

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Has any one got a simple receipe for sweets or candies that need no or very little cooking??

I want to make some candies with my Beaver Scout group but I dont want any thing that involves a lot of cooking any ideas?  I have made peppermint creams so I am looking for something different.

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When doing the egg drop for the parachute I was wondering if we should cut a hole in the top or not?

Me and  my brother are doing an egg drop for his boy scouts and for the parachute we are using a paper plate. But I don't know whether to cut a hole in the top to make it go faster or to leave it whole.

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Airsoft team roles

IM attempting to create a airsoft team and I thought it would be good if all of us had our own roles. I have some but I am looking for more heres what i have so far Roles I have so far: sniper assault gunner suppressive fire grenadier/Door Kicker scout Designated marksman CQC Team leader

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Is there a way to get detailed public works maps online for free? Answered

I am located in California, and need detailed survey maps of towns in my area, to scout out urban exploration spots. Is there a free website that supplies detailed and current maps of US towns? or should i just go and try to get maps at the county records?

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what should i do with a tick once i've caught it? Answered

Today, my two sisters and I went to the scout camp with my mom's friend, just so we could take a few pictures of it for some business stuff. My two sisters and i took a very short hike through the bushes, and since the scout camp isn't used to often in the middle of the summer, it had tall grass. Unfortunately, I got a tick, but I did not notice (i think it was on my pants or something.) I know i got the tick there, because there is no ticks at my house, and i was only outside at my house for about half an hour (yes, i'm a couch potato). However, at the end of the day i found the tick on my leg. it hadn't bit me, it was just crawling around. I now have it in an old superglue container, so it shouldn't be able to escape. but what should i do with it; release it, or kill it? P.S. it's either a wood tick, or a deer tick. It's the smaller of the two, but i forget which is which.

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Tesla Coil Workshop

Instructables member Phenoptix put me onto a fun event this weekend - two chaps from the Extreme Electronics (Derek and Dave) website led an informal workshop on how to build a classic Tesla coil, from power supply through to topload and breakout. They also brought along a few of their toys to demonstrate what they were talking about, and I grabbed a few (shaky) videos. Thanks to Derek & Dave, it was a grand night, and thanks to the "Lone Scout" for the supply of coffee.

Topic by Kiteman 


what dye/ how much do I use to tie-dye 50 t-shirts ????

I need to tie dye 50 shirts at a cub scout camp out. does anyone have any awesome ideas as to what dye / the best way / best tie, is it wise to concentrate dyes , since we can't dip fabric for too long etc. Camping you know. 50 little boys.

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How do you solve a quad-cube?

The quad-cube is four 2x2 cubes stuck corner to corner.  I have not been able to find any instructions or algorithms on how to solve one.  Whenever I try to use 2x2 algorithms there is one corner that doesn't match up.  Making an instructable on this would be a great idea too because it's the 30th anniversary of Rubik's cubes.

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Military advice wanted, how to improve chances of getting the B4 ASI enlisting as a 11X/B?

I've wanted to acquire the training of a Marine Scout Sniper for a while, but decided against it. I read and found out that me getting a chance for Sniper School were pretty small, and that I'd rather not spend a majority of my military career on a boat with the Navy. (No offense intended to either the Navy or Marine Corp.) Recently, I discovered the Army offers something similar. (ASI B4) Even If I wasn't able to get that training, I would still (probably) be Infantry, which isn't half bad. How does Marine Basic differ from Army Basic? How does Marine Sniper School differ from the Army School? Are they the same? How many schools are available for military use in the US? What is the washout rate for the Benning School? What is the psych evaluation like? How is GT score (I assume from the ASVAB,) calculated? Is there a certain AIT I would have to pass to be eligible for Sniper School?

Question by PKTraceur   |  last reply


Kayak materials to use as teaching aides?

I teach at a Boy Scout camp in Wisconsin, and one of my main duties is our kayaks.  One requirement involves teaching different materials for kayaks (canoeing has the same requirement) and I was wondering if anyone had an idea on where I could get different material samples/scrap/castoffs to use as a teaching aide. Off the top of my head, the materials are polyethylene, Kevlar, Royalex, carbon fiber, and fiberglass.  Any suggestions?

Question by nlaluzerne   |  last reply


Preparedness:: Survival:: Game for Kids/adults

The Girls Scouts are hosting an Earth Day event that is about preparedness and the skills needed to be a survivor.  I'm trying to create stations or booths with different skills for students and adults to try or learn.  For example, one station will be learning knots.  Another station will have simple materials for participants to make a makeshift shelter. I need ideas that are fairly simple to teach or show at that stations that can be done in less than 10 minutes. I'm also interested in a game. Thank you.

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Keeping canoeing gear dry

I'm about to go on an overnight canoeing trip with my scout troop, and we were wondering about the best way to keep our gear dry. I know that there are those dry bags that you can buy at places like REI, but I was trying to come up with a cheaper option. We'd be storing tents, food, personal gear, and backing stoves, and a few other things. If you have any ideas and methods you have previously tried, please tell me!

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Inconspicuously hiding an i-pod in a trunk? Answered

Im going to scout camp in a few days, and i enjoy listening to my i-touch during the drive and while relaxing after a hard day of rafting or what have you. My trunk is a med/heavy plastic footlocker type dealie with a master lock on it. But in the chance someone gets "teh sticky fing0rz" i would like to have a little extra piece of mind. Anyways i would like multiple ways to hold an i touch and a phone(1/2x2) in some un-eyecatching container. 

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