Pioneering Cubs

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.