I have chosen lighting a fire as because that is the thing I always look forward to doing! When we look for sticks it’s about who can find the most and the biggest ones. There is always a sense of competition. By the time we finished collecting sticks there is always a pile of sticks as big as a sky scraper.
We all took it in turns to cut the wood into kindling. This is the main job that people want to do, especially me. We hold the knife downwards and slice into the thick dry wood to make firesticks.
When we light the fire everyone lighting matches right, left & centre but no way would the fire burn. Finally we used cotton wool to set it alight. We all sat down next to the fire and were exstatic to finaly see it alight.
That was the first time we did making fires at Scouts and I loved it.