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story.lead_photo.caption Ken Barnes/News TribuneA Scout from Grace Episcopal Church’s Scouts BSA Girls Troop 10 leads a ski walking activity Sunday at the BSA Family Field Day at Capital Bluffs.

The zing of fishing line, the twang of bows and the smack of golf balls filled the air Sunday afternoon at the Turkey Creek Golf Center.

The Scouts BSA Five Rivers District hosted its annual Family Field Day.

Youth shot BB guns, practiced archery, fished, ran an obstacle course and played putt-putt golf. About 65 attended the event.

Theodore Griffin said he had fun fishing and practicing archery. He spent more time fishing and caught a handful of fish.

"I have a bow at home," he said after using a straight bow. "This was a little different."

Compound bows have gears that make it easier to draw the bow by relying less on physical strength.

Colin Voss, of Troop 10, said he enjoyed manning the archery station because he taught people about archery range safety.

"Range safety is very important," he said. "I feel like they started understanding that you can't just randomly shoot down the range. They eventually started following my rules once I explained it to them properly."

Madeline Benedict, of Troop 32, said her feet hurt by the end of the three-hour event because she manned the board walk exercise.

Three or four people put one foot on each of two boards and held onto a rope that ran through each board.

"You pull them up and you to lift your foot up, pull it forward and we all have to step at the same time and pull them forward and keep going," she said. "I should be an Olympic athlete in that now, I've done it so many times."

The goal of the activity is to build teamwork, Benedict said.

She spent most of the afternoon shouting "one, two, three, pull," to help get the teams moving together.

"Nobody can do it," she said. "I couldn't just say it every time. I would say it quietly and they just stopped and wouldn't do it. I'd yell at them or they wouldn't do it."

Voss said the goal of the event was to teach people about Boy Scouts, which is also his favorite part.

"Just getting the kids out here, getting them involved in scouting and getting them to all just have fun," he said. "It's just teaching them scouting can be something you do every day."

Both said they think the day went well.

"We had a lot of kids," Voss said. "Every event went pretty well. We had no kid injuries, which is always good."

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