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Guildford West Cub Craft Challenge

Date: 12th Dec 2021 Author: Alistair Tickett

In true Blue Peter style, with egg boxes and sticky backed plastic, seven teams competed against each other with a theme inspired by COP26, the teams designed a way to harness power via renewable sources.  The teams were marked on their design, behaviour, teamwork and the finished product.

Teams from 5th Guildford ‘Lions’, 1st Jacobs Well, St Nicolas/9th Guildford, 1st Normandy and 1st Stoughton.

The ideas that the teams came up with ranged from windmills to charge batteries, co2 filters, pumping water from rivers and using rain water to power plants and to purify for drinking.  We also had a plant powered by bicycles, a wind tree (camouflaged wind mill) and solar panels.

Joe Rogerson, County Commissioner for Surrey Scouts popped in and spoke to the Cubs about what they were doing

Sam, a Cub aged 9, said ‘It was fun being able to do this for real and not on zoom.”

Sarah, a Cub Scout aged 10 said, ‘It was good we could design our own future with thinking of ideas for renewable energy.”


Neil Wibberley (Assistant District Commissioner – Cub Scouts) said, “It was great to see the Cubs in a face to face competition and to see the smiles on their faces as they were able to be creative in their ideas and designs.”


The results were:

1st                   –              1st Normandy

2nd           –              St Nicolas 9th Guildford

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls