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13 Things You'll Only Know If You Were A Cub Scout

Cup Camp was always in tents (geddit?)

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1. Conkers keep spiders out of your tent

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Yeah, and pinecones keep away snakes *snigger*. The mother of all old wives tales. Ideal for calming down your arachnophobic camping buddy.

2. It's almost impossible to light a fire with two sticks (unless one of them is a match)

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Here's to the many hours wasted on damp twigs.

3. It's possible to exist on nothing but tomato soup, custard creams and s'mores for an entire week on camp

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Your parents were always thrilled when you came home simultaneously exhausted and riding a massive sugar high.

4. You were more likely to do what your Sixer told you than your mum or dad

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Parent: Make your bed.

Cub: Noooo!

Sixer: Crawl through that muddy puddle and whip up some tuna pasta.

Cub: Yeah cool, I can do that.

5. Rolling a neckerchief was much easier than tying your school tie

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It's engrained in our memory FOREVER.

6. On Cub camp, two hours sleep was the norm

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Midnight feasts were compulsory.

7. A left-handed handshake meant you were part of the family

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No explanation needed.

8. Saying the words 'fluffy bunny' with five marshmallows in your mouth (and still being understood) was a true art form

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And is now a useful party trick to crack out when conversation's drying up.

9. On camp, a Pot Noodle is a good starter. Two Pot Noodles is a main course.

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A splash of soy sauce and you felt like a Michelin star chef *stomach rumbles*.

10. An elastic band worked a treat if you lost your woggle.

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Cue a lecture from your leader.

11. You secretly yearned for the day your badges spilled over from your arm to your chest #goals

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You definitely didn't choose a few of the easier badges to earn to fill up the space quicker.

12. BP was a man, not an international oil and gas company

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13. You knew your fellow Cubs always had your back

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Did you know that conkers keep spiders out of your tent?

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