PHOTOS: Turkey Shoot at Camp Seton: Fun with Catapults, BB Guns, Hammer Toss, Sling Shots

Saturday was a gorgeous day up at Camp Seton on Riversville Road, where the Cub Scouts enjoyed the annual Turkey Shoot. Scott Stewart, the Ranger at Camp Seton said the day was all about fun.

“Heather Lowthert put a great program together,” said Scott Stewart a Ranger up at Camp Seton, referring to the program director who organized the event, which is now in its sixth year.

“It’s all about having fun and being safe,” said Stewart. Scott’s mother Irene was also his Den Mother growing up with two brother, and today serves as a Unit Commissioner.

“This event is a success thanks to a lot of volunteers who keep the Scouting program going. Scouting is driven by volunteers,” Stewart said.

The event was organized into eight stations on a giant loop around Camp Seton. Beginning with a safety talk, the boys operated the giant sling shot, fashioned marshmallow catapults, took a turn at the BB Gun range, attempted to hit targets at the hammer toss and even used small slingshots to shoot dried garbanzo beans at targets.

The event ran from 1pm to 3pm, though on Saturday night about 20 boys planned to camp out in tents.

More information is available on the Greenwich Scouting website.

 The boys loved the giant slingshot during Turkey Shoot 2016, Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

The boys loved the giant slingshot during Turkey Shoot 2016, Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Irene and Scott

At Camp Seton, Scott Stewart and his mom Irene, who was a longtime Den Mother. Credit: Leslie Yager

marble madness

Ryder and Mickey enjoy “Marble Madness” at the Nature Center. Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

marble madness

Inside the Nature Center at Camp Seton, the boys enjoyed “Marble Madness.” Nov. 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager 

Brian and Jack Sepot

Brian and Jack Sepot at the hammer toss at Camp Seton, Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

BB Gun

Taking aim with a BB Gun at Camp Seton during the Turkey Shoot on Nov. 12, 2016

BBGuns

The BB Gun station was popular during the Turkey Shoot event at Camp Seton, Nov. 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

bb guns

Cub Scouts hung their targets before taking aim with BB Guns at the Turkey Shoot, Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

hammer toss

The Hammer Throw station at Turkey Shoot 2016 at Camp Seton, Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

hammer toss

The hammer toss at Turkey Shoot 2016 at Camp Seton, Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

pit plate targets

John Kilgallen ready to aim his sling shot at a pie pan target during Turkey Shoot 2016 at Camp Seton, Nov. 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

camp out

About 20 scouts camped out at Camp Seton on Saturday night, a cold one! Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager 

Heather goes over safety

Heather Lowthert goes over safety instructions at Turkey Shoot 2016 at Camp Seton. Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

marshmallow catapults

Making marshmallow catapults, an engineering feat during Turkey Shoot 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 Making marshmallow catapults, an engineering feat during Turkey Shoot 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Cub Scouts engineered marshmallow catapults during Turkey Shoot 20216 at Camp Seton. Nov 12, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 


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