Robin Hood Tournament

By April 2, 2014Adventure, Ranger

“So passed the seasons then, so they pass now, and so they will pass in time to come, while we come and go like leaves of the tree that fall and are soon forgotten.”

Howard Pyle- The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

On a frigid March afternoon at Blackwell Forest Preserve, our young archers waited and wished that the midwest seasons would pass with more regularity. But alas, the groundhog’s shadow doth mock our preemptive Spring action!

Twenty-three young lads with bows and arrows in hand enjoyed a great day of archery on Saturday, March 29th. For some of the participants it was their first experience using a bow, but very quickly they learned the proper form and the arrows began flying–some with more accuracy then others.


Archery is a great sport for young and old. To be out in the silence of nature with the focused goal of hitting that bullseye has a calming effect on one’s mind. It is also a great way for a dad to spend time with his son.

Between shots,  a simple word of encouragement, or casual conversation about anything under the sun, is a great way to spend quality father-son time. And archery is quite simple to learn. See the below link if you would like to learn more about how to begin, or just join the Rangers for our next event!


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