One Match Challenge

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Within small groups members need to be able to light a fire and keep it going with only one match. This ensures all the kindling is correct prepared and the fire is well built/


Matches, dry wood, paper, kiddling


Aim: Light a fire with a single match

Instructions: Allow the members to build small fires, give it a once over and then give each set a single match and watch to see who can and who can't get their fire going.

Addition: Allow members to cook dampers or sausages


  • challenge
  • fire
  • outdoors
  • skills

Badge Links

  • Outdoor - Fire and Cook
  • Scouting Skills - [NONE]
  • Survival Skills - Fires