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08/07/2021 By Simon Baldwin

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This term, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Flitwick Scout Group have all been learning how to light a fire using a Ferrocerium Rod and striker to make sparks. 

Beavers have also been learning how to light a candle with a match, and toasting a marshmallow to make S'mores. 

Cubs have cooked potatoes, beans and chocolate banannas on an open fire as well as learning how to build up a small fire from the initial tinder. 

Scouts have been experimenting with how effective cotton wool is as a tinder depending on how it is prepared, and in their patrols took part in a "Fire Limbo" challange where they had to build a fire from scratch that would get high enough to burn through a line of string suspended above their fire. 

The Dauntless Explorer Scout Unit have also been cooking sausages and camp dounuts on an open fire. 

 

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