Time: at least 10 minutes
Equipment: straws, blu-tack, a ‘body of water’
Purpose/Topic: To explore floatation
AoPG: Intellectual, Physical

Give each Joey Scout a couple of straws and a lump of blu-tack. Give the Joey Scouts time to construct a boat from the pieces. Ideally, they should have a chance to test their boats (in the body of water), and revise their designs.