Webelos Craftsman: Make 4 useful things (non-wood)
My 11-year-old son went on his first Snow Camping trip last weekend. The older, more experienced scouts were building the fire, but having a tough time keeping the flame long enough to catch the kindling on fire.
Webelos boys will be going camping in the next year. A homemade fire starter is a very useful thing to have, so easy to make, and very inexpensive. Also, backpackers want to carry very little weight, and this very useful item weighs VERY little!
A cardboard egg carton with the sections cut apart
Clothes dryer lint
Matches or lighter.
(To make it more obvious it was from an egg carton, we didn't cut the sections apart for the pictures, but you only need one section per fire.)