“Horseshoe!” the senior sixers shouted. We gathered into the horseshoe formation and did colour party. After colour party, we sat down in the Indian file formation, while Mdm Kerina gave out progress and arrow badges.
When all the badges were given out, we gathered in a circle with our six to mark out who had not got their silver or bronze arrow, and how many tasks they had to complete if they had not.
Next, we learnt how to do square lashing. After everybody had got the hang of it, we had a competition. For the competition, we had to use square lashing to tie four short, wooden poles together. To win the competition, our square lashing had to be strong and stable, and would not come undone when it was pushed or pulled by force.
We were given thirty minutes to tying our poles together. Time really flew as we rushed to meet the deadline and to make sure our knot and methods of tying it was right.
All too soon, we had to stop what we were doing, commence sunset party, hold sixers council, and go home.