The following activites can be used for a night with an "ANZAC" theme.
These were traditional biscuits baked by anxious wives and mothers during World War I,
in food parcels, and sent to the Australian soldiers in the trenches. They lasted well travelling to the War, but won't last at all with cubs around.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 125g (4oz) butter
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tablespoon water
(makes about 35)
- Preheat oven to 300F (150C)Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut together.
- Melt syrup and butter together.
- Mix soda with boiling water and add to melted butter and syrup.
- Add the liquid to the dry ingredients.
- Place 1 tablespoonfuls of mixture on greased tray (allow room for spreading).
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Loosen while warm, cool on trays.
Time for cubs to clean up the hall afterwards while these cook & cool.
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Other suggested activites -
- Ask cubs to write a letter pretending that you were a soldier or a nurse in the front lines.
- What would you say to your family at home?
- Ask cubs to make a list of all the things you would ask to be sent in a comfort parcel.
Last updated 11th May 2011.
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