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Problem solving exercise. Cubs have to light a cadlefom a distance.


Bamboo canes, String / rope, matches, Tape, candles, chalk


On one side of hall mark out with chalk an area that all Cubs of one six can stand in. This is their desert island.
On the opposite side of the hall mark a smaller area. Place an upright candle here.
Explain to the Cubs that they are on a desert island. When they landed (being clever Cubs) they built a distress signal (the candle) which was to be lit should a ship come near.
Over time an earthquake caused the island to split in two.
Inbetween are shark infested waters.
A ship is now sailing near by and the Cubs have to light the candle.
Using string/ rope tie the bamboo canes together to make a longpole. Tape a match to the end.
Using an adult, light the match then, whilst staying in the chalked area, exend the bamboo canes and light the candle.


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