Victorinox - Pencil

120 Minutes | Scouts,Explorers | Outdoors

Our friend Felix at Victorinox shows us how to make natural pencil

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Victorinox - Pencil

120 Minutes | Scouts,Explorers | Outdoors
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  • Swiss Army Knife
  • A piece of wood (elderberry)
  • Charcoal
  • Tea light candle
  • Pot for heating wax and charcoal
  • Outdoor space
  • Fire

  1. Carefully core the Elderberry wood - this is the soft centre of the wood
  2. Crush the charcoal into the pot
  3. Add the wax to the pot
  4. Heat over the fire until the wax has melted
  5. Mix the charcoal and wax together
  6. Remove from the fire and carefully pour / stuff the wax / charcoal mix into the Elderberry until full
  7. Leave to set for 5 minutes
  8. Carefully sharpen the pencil using your Swiss Army Knife

  • Careful with the knife
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Victorinox - Pencil completes requirements for the following badges

Scout - Craft

Scout - Survival Skills

Explorer - Survival Skills