The Imagineering team spent a fun evening with the 2nd Evesham Bengeworth Scout Group making magnetic compasses.
The group of Cub Scouts enthusiastically entered into the activity and spent an enjoyable evening making their compasses from simple kits. They learned not only how to follow instructions and use simple tools, but also how and why the magnetic compass works.
The Magnetic Compass is just one of the suite of working models that are made in the weekly out-of-school Imagineering Clubs run by engineers and teachers across the UK.
Cub Scout Leader, Tony Colletta, Said: “ When I met Imagineering Club tutor Bob Young I was quickly sold on the concept and saw it as a real opportunity for my Cub Scouts. I chose to make the compass because of the skills needed in making it and also as an ongoing project that Cubs could use in map-reading and planning hikes. I regarded it as a useful link to Scouting basics. The whole Pack turned out on the night to meet Bob Young and they worked well under Bob’s guidance. By the end of the evening they were proudly sporting their new compasses. The evening was a great success, so much so that our Scouts will shortly be trying their hands!”
*The Imagineering team will be promoting the Club activities north of the border at the Acceler8: Full Throttle event at The Scottish Council, the Scout Association Open Day at Fordell Firs near Dunfermline on 25 August 2012.*