These are the knots and lashings that you should try and learn before camp. There are two factsheets for knots and lashings which may help you (click on the links below).
|knots to learn|
|sheep shank||marlin spike hitch|
|round turn 2 half hitches|
Kit List (Click for a downloadable version of this kit list in Word format)
Sleeping bag with a minimum
of 2 blankets
Thermorest or kit mat
Long johns or jogging
Trainers for mess tent use
Gardening gloves that fit
Waterproof jacket and
Fleece or jumper
General Camp Wear
Lightweight trousers – NO
Knife, fork and spoon
Pioneer Badge requirements
As a member of a group, take part in the following:
An indoor pioneering project, for example, constructing a guided missile launcher or chariot
An outdoor pioneering project, for example, building a monkey bridge, a raft, or parallel or aerial runway.
Demonstrate the following:
A whipping or safe rope sealing.
The correct way to coil and store a rope.
The use of simple blocks and tackle.
The use of levers to extract objects or move heavy weights.
Anchorages for firm and soft ground.
An understanding of the need for supervision and safety in pioneering projects.
Name and tie at least 6 knots and 3 lashings useful in pioneering.