Although we normally just work with the Scouts we were asked to spend some time with the cubs on their recent overnighter. They are all very enthusiastic and active , they certainly kept us on our toes. With these young guys it was a case of a very simple introduction to basic techniques such as firecraft, water purification and camp cooking, all great fun.
First we cut a couple of logs! ;)
Dave gives a brief fire safety talk,
The boys find that worms don't make particularly good tinder!
Acommodation was set up while the fire demo was under way.
No ground fires allowed at this venue so we used this set up, got a good bed of embers, lots of heat and little flame and the kids all made their Twist.. ( Bannock on a stick). This turned out to be so popular that we went through 5lbs of flour and 2lbs of milk powder between 20 kids and 4 adults!! Thats some eating!!
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