6 and 13 July 2017: Backwoods Cooking and Pioneering

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We took on the challenge of completing two of the outdoors activity badges over the course of two evenings (with half the Pack working on each per week): Backwoods Cooking and Pioneer.

The fire lighting and cooking group started off with a fire safety briefing. They then had a go at building and lighting their own fires before making twists, eggy bread and chocolate bananas and feasting on what they had cooked. They learnt how to behave safely around the fire and how to put it out when they had finished.

The knotting group began with a knotting game in their teams, to get them used to tying a simple overhand knot. They then learnt how to tie a reef knot and a figure of eight knot, plus a clove hitch. They were shown some simple lashings before being given the sticks and string required to create their own structures. They also had a go at making their own ropes between chair legs. Finally they learnt how to untie everything to leave it ready for the next group!

All of the Cubs who attended completed the badges - well done!

Thank you to all of the leaders and parents who helped out to make this possible.