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(Published January 2022, replacing January 2019)


The following provides information you need to know to run an effective tomahawk throwing session for members of the Scouts.  It is a requirement of Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) rule 9.11.6 that the following guidance is followed.

What is tomahawk throwing?

For the purposes of this guidance, tomahawk throwing is referring to the use of tomahawks, small hawks (such as throwing angels/fleurs) and other throwing axes which are designed specifically for throwing.

This explicitly excludes conventional axes and felling axes as well as knives, including designated throwing knives and other sharp items which must not be thrown under any circumstance.