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Pioneer Activity Badge

This is what you need to do to earn your badge.

  1. Make your own rope, perhaps using a rope machine or working with a
  2. Tie a simple lashing.
  3. Show how you would:
    • tie three different knots, such as a reef, figure of eight, sheet bend or bowline
    • make one hitch, such as a clove hitch, round turn and two
      half-hitches or a cow hitch.
  4. Take part in a knot game.
  5. Build an indoor pioneering project using simple knots and lashings.

 Top tips

 A leader will be able to find knot games and activities involving making rope on scouts.org.uk/pol


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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