The Cubs then learned a few facts about Japan by playing a run-a-round quiz. We put some posters up around the hut and the Cubs had to dash between the posters to answer the questions on a diverse range of subjects such as population, the speed of the bullet train, the number of earthquakes each year and the national sport (127million, 320km/h, 1500, and Sumo wrestling if you’re interested!)
A hilarious end to the evening was a chopsticks challenge – a race to move uncooked pasta tubes from one end of the hut to the other using only a pair of chopsticks. Whilst for some Cubs it was the first time they had used chopsticks, everyone warmed to the challenge and developed their own chopsticks technique. After only a short time, pasta was zooming from one end of the hut to the other, and the end result was very close. The Cubs got to take their chopsticks home, along with their Daruma Dolls and origami Koi, as a souvenir of the evening they were visited by the World Scout Jamboree’s Japan in a Box.