Quote Originally Posted by boballan View Post
Depends on the kid and leader. Only this weekend a couple of our cubs built a flag pole using a tripod and upright down the centre using traditional lashings as part of our virtual St George's Day camp. The flag pole was real - the cubs were brothers. No social distancing issues - just in case!!
Excellent

I may have mentioned above my habit of breaking my parents bean canes trying pioneering at home as a kid.

The best way is to start them young - maybe elastic band pioneering at beavers, moving onto the knots at cubs, so by scouts they can focus on designs and projects rather than spending lots of time learning the basic knots.

The problem comes when they reach the troop with no idea how to tie a shoelace