Newspaper towers

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Description

Build a self supporting tower as high as possible with newspaper, string and elastic bands.

Resources

Newspapers
string
elastic bands
scissors
Plastic cup
something to fill plastic cup with (sweets)
Knot tying instruction sheets

Instructions

Build a tower out of newspapers using only string and elastic bands to hold it together. Tower must be self supporting.
Once complete cubs/scouts must balance a cup on the top of the tower.

Optionally, a second phase can be introduced - battle! Destroy the other six/patrol's tower by throwing missiles (newspaper balls) at it.

Tags

  • knots and lashings
  • Newspapers
  • pioneering

Badge Links

  • Creative - Construction
  • Creative - Pioneering
  • Creative Activity - Take part
  • Teamwork - Team game