Scrap Heap Challenge

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Make a model during session time, based on a given theme, out of recycled junk.


A large amount of recycled 'rubbish', glue (pva and stick glue), sticky tape, scissors.


Cubs given a theme on the night (e.g. beach, camp, shopping etc) then 15 mins of planning time to plan their model. Then the rest of the time is given to the building of the model using only the equipment supplied. This activity can take up to 2 hours.


  • model making

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  • Artist - Model
  • Builder - Build
  • Builder - Design
  • Builder - Explain
  • Builder - List
  • Skills - Creative
  • Team Leader - Lead
  • Teamwork - Examples