On the 24th of November we entered a team into the Guildford West District Cub Handicraft Competition. One of our Cubs also joined 5th Guildfords team to make up the numbers.
This year the competition was slightly different, rather than being given a wide range of materials and a theme of what to make, the Cubs has instructions on how to build a Zoetrope and a working (i.e. launchable) paper rocket and bellows.
Both proved to be quite a challenge, especially the folding of the bellows for the paper rocket, for which our Akela was roped in to help just about every group!
Whilst our teams rocket didn’t fly the furthest – it had a tendency to go backwards – our team did well enough overall to be awarded the runners up trophy.
More information and pictures can be found in the Cub Scout Handicraft Competition 2009 report on the Guildford West Website