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Pocket Catapults and Smarshmallow Shmooters for the Troop

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Pocket Catapults and Smarshmallow Shmooters for the Troop

Unread postAuthor: Mountain Storm » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:22 am

Thought some of you guys involved in Scouting might find this interesting. I made some marshmallow guns and spoon powered catapults for our Pack 129 Yard Sale today. For a total investment of $35 in materials I hope to raise the Pack $150 or more in sales. Making stuff from PVC...what could be more fun than that? It was a great excuse to play around in the shop with my son.

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Rather than slap together a bunch of plumbing parts I decided to make them look more like "product" to up the ante. All it took was some time at the PC and a little printer ink to make some labels and staple them to some zip lock baggies.

The video shows the pocket catapult.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQjrGSw3PfQ[/youtube]

The catapults cost almost nothing to make and it took me maybe an hour to make 24 of them. The marshmallow shooters ended up costing about $2.50 in parts each. When I dropped them off to the ladies at the sale I suggested $10 for the Shmooters and $2 for the Pocket Catapults, but they felt they could get $3 for the catapults. Hope they Sell:)

Please note I am not selling these or advertising goods for sale; I made these for a BSA fund raising event and I am sharing this idea, not hawking wares.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:05 pm

Good job, the kids are gonna loveum! :D
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