In the dining fly setup class, Mr. Liu and Mr. Gono taught us a more efficient way of setting up the dining fly. We weren’t going for speed, but the fastest time was 10 minutes. Scouts were saying that this method was better than how we set it up before, since everyone was doing something to help out the group. I personally thought the new technique that we were taught was faster and better for our patrols because we were all doing something to get the dining fly up.
Secondly, in the fire building class, Mr. Fukumitsu, Mr. Yoshida and Mr. Moriyama gave us tips for building and lighting a fire as efficiently as possible. All of the scouts learned that there needs to be a lot more tinder than they thought: one big handful. After we practiced making tinder, we moved on to fire starting with flint and steel.
Lastly, in the knots class, Mr. Kwan, Mr. Matsuda and Mr. Young went over knots that most scouts have had trouble with in the past. Although a lot of the scouts had trouble with the regular bowline, the one handed bowline was taught. The good thing was that all of the scouts could do the two half hitches and taut line for dining fly setup. I saw the scouts practicing the one handed bowline during the class and after the class. Now, we can be more prepared if anyone falls off a cliff!
After lunch, while the patrol leaders and instructors planned out activities for future meetings, the other scouts had a fire building challenge. There were 2 pieces of string on each of the 2 Cabelas. Both groups were given wood to work with, but they could only build their wood up to the bottom string. The challenge was to burn the top string before the other team did.
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