I am new to this forum. I am the Cub Master for our local cub scout Pack and I am planning the details for each of our 30 cubs (1st-5th grades) to make their own walking sticks. I want to start them out by giving them their stick and some geenral guidelines and then let the Parents work on theirs and their Cub's sticks at home for a few months.
I would like to get some opinions on the best woods to use for the sticks. It should be strong and light, and I would like it to last without splitting. And because I have to buy so many I need to keep the costs in check. Any thoughts and comments are much appreciated.
For the adults I though about a 1"dia. x 6' dowel. For the Vubs I am thinking about 3/4"dia x 4' dowel. Then I am hoping to get some advise on whipping the handles. We are also looking at this sketch from the Boys Scout sketch book: http://www.troop142b...iking Stick.pdf .
Thank You and Kind Regards,