Thanks to a recent Business and Finance Committee allocation, the Archery Club has the funding not only to acquire new arrows but also to find the many arrows they’ve lost over the years. How? A metal detector.
“We bought a metal detector because sometimes the arrows that we shoot get buried under the grass in the field, and we have to spend a lot of time searching for them by hand (or foot, as the case may be). We usually find the arrows by stepping on them,” Jaime Cohen ’15, head of the Club, wrote in an email.
Club member Kyra Baldwin ’17 also expressed excitement about the acquisition, writing in an email, “Practice will be way more time efficient because of this.” Katie Lovins ’17, in an email, echoed her classmate: “I think it’s a great idea that will increase the efficiency of arrow finding.”
Without enough bows, arrows or targets for all those interested in participating, the group went to the BFC earlier this fall and was granted $728 for such equipment. “I love it,” Subei Kyle ’17, a member of the Club, wrote in an email. “I’m excited because this means each member gets their own bow.”
The Club meets twice a week, on Friday and Sunday, by Wiggin Street Elementary School; it is open to all students.