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Year Of Adventure - Fire And Light Activities

Join in on the fireworks and bonfire fun this November with these simple activities that bring a little bit of light to your Scout evenings.

Glow stick prize challenge

A treasure hunt activity with a glow stick twist!

You will need:

  • A stop watch.
  • 36 glow sticks.

What to do:

1. Hide the glow sticks in an open space and bury a single letter of the six-letter prize word next to it.

2. Split the Pack into teams.

3. Tell each team they have to find six glow sticks of a certain colour (you deicide) and all the letters to make up the prize word.

4. The first team to return with all six glow sticks and the prize word wins!

Tip! Laminate the letter to stop the paper going soggy.


Fire paper boats

Be creative with these fire paper boats. Perfect for a weekly meeting.

You will need:

  • Clear sticky tape.
  • Coloured paper.
  • Colouring pencils.
  • Scissors.
  • Tea lights.
  • Matches.

Paper boat instructions:

The image below shows how to make the paper boats but you can also download the instructions here.

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What to do:

1. Divide the Pack into small teams and provide them with the equipment.

2. Print out the instructions and provide each team with these. Let’s see which team can finish first.

3. Once completed pop the lit tea light candles inside and set these out on your local river, stream or even beach.

4. Remember that you will have to have a responsible adult to retrieve them from the other side.

For more things to do for the Year of Adventure why not try these air activities which you can find here.


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