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3. PROGRAMME IDEAS

AWARI – An ancient African Game - can be played anywhere.

2 Players (North & South) – 6 bins each + collecting bin (‘Kalaha’) - 24 stones each.
(Two egg boxes side by side are ideal - use peas, marbles etc for 'stones'.)

Start by placing 4 stones in each of the 6 dishes for both players.

South Player starts.
Play consists of picking up the stones from one of your own bins. Your choice.
Sow them one at a time counter clockwise into a) your own bins b) into your Kalaha c) into your opponents bins.
You always skip OVER your opponent’s Kalaha.

If the last stone played lands in your own home bin, you get another turn.
If the last stone played falls into an empty bin on your own side,
you capture all the stone in the opponent’s opposite bin.

The game ends when either player cannot take a turn.

Count all the stones in your bins. The player with the most stones wins.


PARACHUTE GAME
This is usually played with Beaver Scouts or Cub Scouts, but go on Scouts will love this outdoors. If you are fortunate to have a parachute at your Scout group here is a game you can play. Tell the 'Scouts' to hold the parachute with both hands so they form a circle. Then, on the count of 3 lift the parachute up as high as you can and then say something like, "Anyone who goes to (School) find a place", where (School) is a name of a local School, anything like that, at that point the Scouts who go to that School or any other place you pick runs under the parachute and tries to find a vacant place before the parachute is brought back down again.


A Mathematical Puzzle...or two.

Place the Numbers 1 to 16 in the 16-square box below
so all rows and columns and one diagonal add up the 34.
You can only use a number once.
(Use pencil and paper to make up your own square)

16 7 10 1 34
3 6 11 14 34
2 9 8 15 34
13 12 5 4 34
34 34 34 34 34

A simpler one - Place the Numbers 1 to 9 in the 9-square box below
so all rows and columns and one diagonal add up the 15.
You can only use a number once.

5 1 9 15
3 8 4 15
7 6 2 15
15 15 15 15

The ANSWER is on this page ! mouse.gif (4980 bytes) A clue - but try it first..........


INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET

ALPHA
BRAVO
CHARLIE
DELTA
ECHO
FOXTROT
GOLF
HOTEL
INDIA
J
ULIETT
KILO
LIMA
MIKE
NOVEMBER
OSCAR
PAPA
QUEBEC
ROMEO
SIERRA
TANGO
UNIFORM
VICTOR
WHISKEY
X-RAY
YANKEE
ZULU

A PLYMOUTH TAIL

Something useful to have around in the Patrol or Six box for those winter nights in the Headquarters. A Plymouth Tail consists of a short length of rope, about 1 meter in length. Finish off one end neatly with any form of whipping - a Sail makers Whipping is ideal as it will stand more rough useage. The other end needs to be unravelled into the three strands for some 15 centimetres, and each of the three ends whipped neatly. Make up a Plymouth Tail for each of your Scouts or Cubs.

The whipped end is used for teaching knots, whilst the unravelled end is used to teach splicing.

INTERESTED IN PIONEERING?
Open this WORD document for the old Pioneer Badge Requirements & Pictures
SCOUT PIONEERING by Philip Power


MINIATURE KNOTTING BOARD

This idea came out of the Gilwell reunion of 1999. Give Scouts a postcard size piece of card, a drawing pin to make holes with, and some bits of thin telephone wire. As them to make tiny knots and stick the ends in the holes. This makes a tiny colourful knotting board which they can take home to show to mum and dad.


QUICK FIRE IDEAS

Not Brass Rubbing - Crayons, paper, and out into the streets rubbing anything rubbable - man hole cover, tree bark, letter box, etc.
Soap Carving - Bar of soap, small penknive to each and let them carve to their heart's content.

Goldfish - Give each a large carrot and a penknife. Challenge is to carve the best looking gold fish.
Recycled Clothing - Lots of newspaper and sticky tape. Make up paper clothing and shoes, and wear them.
Hobbies - Invite a parent to come and share his or her hobby with the Scouts.


CARDBOARD CAMP OVEN

This does work. You need a strong cardboard box, some heavy duty foil, 3 long metal pegs or skewers, small metal grid to fit in box, and six bricks. Cover the box completely inside and out in heavy foil making sure no cardboard is visible. Pierce three holes in two facing sides of the box, insert the pegs right through, and place the grid on them. Use the oven on bricks.

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Alternative design THE CARDBOARD OVEN And another alternative
Drawings by Blaine S Nay, USA - www.three-peaks.net

Copyright since 1998 Paul Calleja-Gera - All rights reserved.

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