The Indoor Raft!

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The young people test their knot skills by making a raft out of cheap food items and sweet 'string'.


Mini Swiss Rolls
Strawberry Laces or Cooked Spaghetti
Bread Sticks/Strawberry Pencils


Using the bread sticks make a frame to support the barrel (swiss roll). Use Square Lashings to make the frame then attach the barrel afterwards using other knots the leader/young people can think of to make the neatest/smartest raft.

Alternatively use the strawberry pencils make a frame & lash together using the laces, next attach the marshmallows between the frame work so the act like barrels

This will test their knot knowledge and team work whilst working with small objects


  • activities
  • games
  • Group Games
  • Raft building
  • Sweets

Badge Links

  • Pioneer - Lashing