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Trading Post

The trading post game

Rules:

Each team starts with 1 length of rope then buys and sells to earn as many credits as possible in the time limit. There is a list of “products” each team can make and also a list of equipment they may need to make the products. When a “product” is sold to the trading post it is kept, so new rope and poles etc. must be bought. Each item on the list can be made only once by each Cub, so some teaching may be required. At any point the trading post may decide to change some of their prices due to market conditions.

Stuff tobuy”:

  • 1 length of rope – 1 credit
  • 1 piece of paper – 1 credit
  • 1 pen – 1 credits
  • A bamboo cane – 2 credits
  • A piece of string – 1 credit
  • A triangular bandage – 4 credits
  • A cup of water – 1 credit
  • Instructions for any knot – 2 credits
  • A map – 5 credits
  • A compass – 3 credits
  • Morse Code sheet – 5 credits

Stuff tosell”:

  • A poem (written down) – 2 credits
  • A drawing – 2 credits
  • A reef knot – 4 credits
  • A bowline – 4 credits
  • Perform a handstand for 30 seconds – 2 credits
  • A verbal Cub Promise – 1 credit
  • A written Cub law – 5 credits
  • A written Cub Promise – 5 credits
  • A sixteen point compass on paper – 4 credits
  • A paper aeroplane that travels at least ¾ of the room – 4 credits
  • A cross using a strong square lashing, 2 canes and string – 8 credits
  • A correct demonstration of the recovery position – 4 credits
  • A correctly positioned and tied arm sling – 6 credits
  • A gargled (water) Christmas carol – 3 credits
  • A team performance of the National Anthem – 8 credits
  • The names, addresses and telephone numbers of every member of the team, written down – 10 credits
  • 6 figure grid reference of a church on the map – 10 credits
  • A cup out of a piece of paper that holds water – 2 credits
  • Compass bearing from the door to the flag pole – 5 credits
  • The Cub Motto in Morse Code – 10 credits

Leaders – Stuff to Pack

  • Tiddlywinks (for money)
  • 8 pieces of rope
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • 16 bamboo canes
  • Ball of string
  • 6 triangular bandages
  • 4 OS maps
  • 8 plastic cubs
  • Bottle of water
  • 4 compasses
  • Knot instructions – Reef knot , bowline
  • Scissors

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