Boy Scout Tomahawk & Axe Throwing
This page is dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America. Throwing tomahawks for the boy scouts is about passion, outdoors, and just plain ol' fun. Tomahawk throwing for scouts can be a safe and exciting activity for all those who wish to enjoy. The sport of throwing tomahawks and axes originates with the Native American Indians and became popular becuase of mountain men and mountain man rendezvous around the country.
Below is a list of throwing tomahawks ideal for scouts of all ages. Be sure to check out the instructions for how to safely add 'hawk throwing to your scouting event found at the bottom of this page.
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Throwing Tomahawks with Boy Scouts
For many, the idea of putting sharp blades in the hands of boy scouts, no matter what their age, sounds completely inappropriate. If you are one of those people or leaders, I completely understand. However, in my defense, there are a few things that if followed, will greatly enhance the safetly and enjoyment found in throwing tomahawks with Boy Scouts.
Before I proceed with tomahawk and axe throwing safety and our recommended station set up guidelines, I must reiterate that safety is extremely important when dealing with sharp objects likes tomahawks and axes and boys and young men no matter what their age. Having said that, we do offer suggestions for your next activity that will make it safer and enjoyable for you as leaders and the boy scouts involved.
Tomahawk Station Set Up Suggestions:
1. Secure at least a 45 foot perimeter around the throwing area.
2. Spread targets at least 10 feet apart.
3. Use only one set of hawks per target (a set is usually considered three tomahawks).
4. Make sure that whenever there are scouts at the station that there is always adult supervision.
5. Store your tomahawks in a location away from the throwing area and securely away from Boy Scouts when not in use.
6. Create a throwing line that isn’t allowed to be crossed no matter what unless all tomahawks are down and an adult has given approval to retrieve the hawks.
7. Create an additional safety line 10 feet from throwing line where all scouts wait for their turn.
8. Be prepared by always having a complete first aid kit nearby at all times.
9. When not throwing, be sure to hold the tomahawks safely by wrapping your fingers around the metal arm (with the handle close to your thumb). Avoid the blade at all times.
For more information on how to throw a tomahawk visit our education section.