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Pioneer Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. 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.
  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.





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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