The Cubs are currently working on their Adventure Challenge and pioneering skills badges.
In Scouting, 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.
The Cubs will be learning how to tie knots and make structures so that when they go camping in the summer they can make camp gadgets such as a wash basin stand, a tripod for hanging a billy can, clothes dryer or a dustbin bag holder. Of course, the more adventurous could use their skills to build a shelter, a bridge or a lookout station.
But you have to start somewhere, and this week the Cubs were learning how to tie knots.