Gear Up For Archery

At the Archery Action Center, each member of your den/patrol/crew will have an opportunity to test your ability with the bow and arrow. How It Works: Both the bow and the arrow contribute to how an arrow flies through the air. Bow: When you draw back on the string, you are changing the shape of the bow, giving potential energy to the bow. This then acts as a spring turning the potential energy into kinetic energy which is transferred to the arrow when you release the string. Arrow: When the arrow is released from the string, the arrow actually begins to oscillate back and forth. This oscillation is key to the trajectory that the arrow follows when fired. Learn more about the science involved in archery.