SCOUT PIONEER ACTIVITY BADGE  

This is another popular course you need to book early 

Web Sites for Knotting: www.animatedknots.com

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Every Scout will given a A6 Clear wallet to put  handouts given each week

 How to earn your badge

  1. As a member of a group, take part in:
    • an indoor pioneering project, like constructing a H Frame Flag Staff
    • an outdoor pioneering project, like building a monkey bridge or parallel runway.
  2. Show the correct way to do these:
    • a whipping or safe rope sealing
    • a splice
    • coiling and storing a rope
    • using levers to extract objects or move heavy weights
    • being safe in pioneering projects. Explain why it’s important.
  3. Name and tie at least six knots and three lashings that are useful in pioneering.

 

                                                                        

Secure Loop on end of Rope                        Quick Stopper Knot

 

                                                                    

Secure Anchor knot                                Joining two ropes of unequal                                                                                                      thickness also do a Double Sheet Bend                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                            

Shorten rope and if you have a                  We know this as Reef Knot used

damaged rope                                      in First Aid  and locking end of lashings                                                                                                                                                 

                                                               

Used to start Diagonal Lashings                              Starting and Ending of Lashings

   

                     Stopper Knot                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                  CatsPaw                                                                                        Used in pioneering on a Block  with Hook add strength                                                                                  

          

       Useful to take strain off Main(Hawser) Rope                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                       Quick Release Knot 



 

 
Lashings

          Is used to hold two poles 

                                            at 90-degree angle to one another                                                             

                                                                                                                      

  Used to join three poles one another for used as a Tripod 

                                                           

                                          Braces to hold structure rigid

                                                           

                             Used to hold two poles together at one end so that the                                       other ends can be spread  to  act as Shear Legs

Used To Extend Poles plus used wedges to tighten lashing

Square Lashing:

Badge Team has uses a different finish by taking the ends and tying Reef Knot to secure the lashing from undoing its self


Looking after Rope is important and if rope is not maintain this will cost your Group money 

 (See Below what you can do) Like Whipping & Splicing

Also when rope is wet please hang up to dry  as rope rots from inside and your safety could be put at risk

 Secure method of preventing end of a rope from fraying

     Quick Fix on end of rope

    Most secure Whipping

                   

          Critical part  used to start a Back Spliced

                                                                            

 www.animatedknots.com

See how Knots & Lashings 

How they are tied if  you have nothing to do!

 On the course we include 2 Pioneer Projects

Looking after Rope ie: Whipping , Splicing, Knots,  Lashings,Blocks, Holdfasts, Safety & Ariel Runways

Safety Rules


 

Ballista Project 

Hold Fasts in Pioneering 

Used on Firm Ground

 

Log & Picket for Soft Ground 

Pickets should be at 45 degrees

 Indoor Pioneer Project below

Lashings: Square and use Extension Sheer Lashing

to extend the flag pole

 New Monkey Bridge using 2 A frames

Badge Team testing a new frame method  of Monkey Bridge called

W Frame Monkey Bridge  as shown above

This is the only Block can be used with a seat on Aerial Runnway Photo below

See Aerial Runnway Code

Aerial Runway Code
 FS120006 Training is needed
 to build this Project 

 

Other types of blocks  with Eyes used in Pioneering

Block with Hook 

Scouts  Building Indoor Project  H Frame Flag Staff 

Below Scouts have a go at making small rope 

Picture Gallery on the Pioneer Course 

 Click on Images below to enlarge

Click on Images below to enlarge 

 Below H Frame Flag Pole indoor Pioneering Project

Scout Pioneer Badge Monkey Bridge

 1st Ingrave & 1st Elm Park 2012 

Classic Monkey Bridge below

 Scout Pioneer Badge 1st Ingrave and 1st Elm Park Scout Groups attended see  photos below