The last event above was what I call the spider web. The boys turned it into what they say were laser beams and you had to maneuver through them and not get hit. Back to that imagination at work.
I teach knots and lashings about a thousand times a year it feels like. Boys never really want to sit with me and learn these things by themselves. The motivation is building something. When you turn knots and lashings into obstacle courses, towers, and military things the boys instantly want to know how to build it. Now that I have showed them how through the years and given them the opportunities to try and fail. I now can sit back and enjoy what they come up with when given a challenge. I still have hope of building that ewok village someday! I also had the odd challenge from a rock climbing and rappelling teacher that scouts could not build a 20 foot tower that could sustain a person on it. Please, give us a real challenge.
This is also why I love to camp. No cell phones, no video games, and no TV and the boys could not be happier. Then there are the stories and the adventures. Probably the funniest thing I have ever heard was when Dustin and I were discussing cast iron care and somebody asked why we were so passionate about this subject. If I remember right Dustin said, "Cast Iron has never hung up on me." I have never laughed so hard in my life. Like that needs to be a bumper sticker or something. Maybe a T-shirt.