Scouts in Christleton have been messing about in boats as they work towards their Craft Challenge Award.
The 1st Christleton Scouts decided to see what they could do with their household recyclables. After an evening’s deliberation and research, the Scouts voted to build a boat made entirely of plastic bottles.
After spending weeks collecting the materials, leaders provided caulking guns and strong bonding adhesives. Patrols divided the materials and developed sections of the boat before bringing them together as one team.
With some help from the leaders and a bottle of expandable foam to plug the gaps, the boat was ready to set sail.
Before the dark nights came in the Scouts took their boat on its maiden voyage on the canal in Christleton.
Scouts Hannah Mercer and Martha Rose said: “At first, we had doubts as to whether it would float, but we were so excited when we saw Beth paddle it across the canoe on the first attempt.”
Henry Robinson added: “The boat looked like a destroyer setting out to sea.”