Knots, lashings, blocks and anchors. Learn how to make something essential from the bare necessities, and become a great pioneer.
How to earn your badge:
Build a scale pioneering model.
Take a lead role in building an outside pioneering project, such as an aerial runway or an hourglass tower.
During your project, demonstrate your ability in:
- 10 knots, bends or hitches
- four lashings
- the use of simple blocks and tackle
- anchorages for firm and soft ground
- understanding the need for supervision in pioneering projects
Demonstrate two whippings and two splices.
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.