Day 4

Day four started early for workshop day. The whole group was split into rafting, geo-caching, tranquility, knife making, clay oven, carpentry, climbing and cosmetics.

We got started straight after breakfast.

The rafting group headed to the bank of the river Nidda with supplies. They brought large truck tyre tubes, planks of wood, sisal, rope, a pump and some other bits and bobs. The group was split into a group of three and a group of four. The teams worked hard all day to build rafts.

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When they completed them they were tested in the river.

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They then were navigated down the river for a few hundred metres.

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The geocashing team took part in a treasure hunt type game in a local park. Starting out on bikes they made their way through the local area and then on to the park. Using clues, coordinates, and their bloodhound instincts the Irish and German scouts were eventually victorious. Everyone had good craic and really enjoyed racing through the suburbs on bikes. Big thanks to David and Jorg for steering them in the right direction.

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The climbing group went off the site to visit a park about an hour away in Taunus. They climbed on a natural quartz outcrop which was challenging, but really great fun with a brilliant view from the top of the surrounding park. Afterwards they were climbing and building a swing in the trees nearby.

The knife making group stayed at the site. One of the younger wolflingers (beaver age) father brought a portable furnace and guided each of the group through making a led mould and then making the knife.

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The clay oven group spent the morning collecting muck for the oven and then building up the oven. It is done by layering mud with one layer of tin foil. When the mud started to set mud is removed from under the tin foil. Then a fire is burned in the chasm to aid in setting the muck. This process is repeated until the oven is large enough to cook in.

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