This term, as part of their Skills Challenge and Pioneering badges the Cubs have been learning how to tie knots and then how to make things by tying sticks/poles together.
Pioneering is the art of using ropes and wooden spars joined by lashings and knots to create a structure. Pioneering can be used for constructing small items such as camp gadgets up to larger structures such as bridges and towers.
Today, they have put their knot-tying and construction skills to the test by building a mini trebuchet (aka a sling shot machine).
Next term one of their challenges will be to build something that can be used at their summer camp – such as a bin stand, drying rack or a dish washing stand.