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300px-2-talent_caliberMr. B’s Webelos II Cub Scout den is building a catapult this morning on some rural land northwest of the rancho.

Presumably a good deal smaller (and less dangerous) than this Roman ballista. I hope so, anyhow.

It’s part of their engineering achievement dealie for their Arrow of Light.

Don’t ask me what the AoL means. I was in Boy Scouts but never finished Cubs, if they even had AoLs back in my personal Dark Ages.

The arrows of light

Mr. Boy and I attended a Cub Scout graduation ceremony tonight where six Webelos cubs moved on to Boy Scouts. It was a simple ceremony with few words and lots of applause from parents and friends and the other cubs. Mr. B. was most impressed with the handmade arrows the graduates were presented with, called arrows of light. Then he got his snack, a cookie and a brownie, and decided not to stay and play with his pals. He preferred to go home and spend the evening with Mom who’s been working late too many nights recently.