scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Camporee....Firebuilding/starting competition
Marcia Trudeau (MarciaTX@AOL.COM
Thu Nov 11 1999 - 21:47:33 CST
I was selected to organize the firebuilding competition at camporee. In the
past we have done timed tests for building fires and burning the string or
boiling the container of soapy water. I would like to think of something
Has anyone got any ideas?
I was thinking about having the Scouts start two fires...one using flint and
steel, another using the magnifying glass. The object is to start the fires
within a timed period. If its cloudy it might have to be match and flint.
They will have so much time to build the fire....they get points if they are
successful at flint and points for being successful at magnifying glass or
match. and then if they burn a string, then thats extra points there.
I would appreciate any ideas...