Scout Pack- Pioneer Badge
Below you'll find details of what the pioneer badge entails. We've put together a handy kit which contains all the basic resources you need to be able to practise and learn the knots and whippings you need to know.
Kit contents: RRP £40
Swedish fid for splicing 3 strand rope
1m x 12mm hardy hemp 3 strand rope for the splices
1.5m x 6mm braided polyester rope for the knots
5.5m x 6mm jute rope for the lashing and coiling
1 x jute tiddler- 15m of colourful jute twine for crafting
1 x spool whipping twine - can practice whipping on any of the ropes above
3 x 3m paracord for practicing knots and creating a keyring, bracelet or lanyard
3 rings and 3 bracelet clips for your paracord creations
Instruction sheet for 3 strand splicing
How to earn your badge:
As a member of a group, take part in:
an indoor pioneering project, like constructing a guided missile launcher or chariot
an outdoor pioneering project, like building a monkey bridge, a raft or parallel runway
Show the correct way to do these:
a whipping or safe rope sealing
coiling and storing a rope
using levers to extract objects or move heavy weights
being safe in pioneering projects. Explain why it’s important.
Name and tie at least six knots and three lashings that are useful in pioneering.