Scouts choose from a number of construction challenges and are judged according to preset criteria
- Bamboo canes, staves, pipe lagging
- Rubber bands, inner tubes
- Rope, string, twine
- Cardboard, paper, bubble wrap
- Small funnels
Great Egg Race
Build a catapult or other contraption to drop an egg at least 50cm undamaged onto a target (a bowl or bin). Egg must cross a distance unaided of at least 1 horizontal metre and contraption cannot touch target.
Build a contraption which allows an egg to drop/ travel undamaged a vertical metre in the slowest possible time (egg must keep moving).
Build a contraption which moves an egg undamaged between two points each at least one metre off the floor and at least one metre apart
Build the tallest self-supporting tower you can out of paper and sellotape only to support an egg.
Points awarded for:
- Design quality (10)
- Construction quality (10)
- Team work (10)
- Performance (10)
10 minutes planning time
20 minutes building time
10 minutes tinker time
10 minutes judging
In all cases the egg/ contraption cannot be touched once released.