Science and Technology is a fun branch for the Trailmen to complete, especially if the practical application is hurling marshmallows at the “other team.”
The ‘Simple Tools and Machines’ class provided Trailmen a basic knowledge of what simple tools are and how they provide functionality in our everyday lives. The dads set up stations for each of the simple tools (Lever, Wheel, Pulley, Inclined Plane, Wedge, and Screw) along with a little practical exercise. The Trailmen discussed how each tool was used and what it was used for.
At the end of the “lesson” portion each patrol began to construct their catapult. Hilarity ensured, which is good. Boys need to be Boys!