The activity that I have chosen to write about is a Patrol Night when we had to light a fire with just three matches so that we could cook sausages. We had to collect kindling to light the fire. Our Patrol went out to the green to collect the wood. The good thing about collecting wood was that we got to use our own equipment, and learn skills by ourselves , and get to use them outside the Scout Hut.
We places the dry kindling and dead grass in the fire barrel to start the fire. Unfortunately our Patrol Leader wasted the first two matches by breaking the heads off. I stepped in and struck the last match, then placed it onto the dead grass. After a few minutes a blazing fire was right before our eyes. Dave opened a pack of sausages and gave us one each to put on the skewer. Finally we started to cook them. Slowly they cooked and were a bit burnt , but they were edible.