Explain how to improve your throwing distance by adding weight to the end of your rope. Requirement 4[ edit ] Explain the differences between synthetic ropes and natural-fiber ropes. Discuss which types of rope are suitable for pioneering work and why. Include the following in your discussion: breaking strength, safe working loads, and the care and storage of rope.
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To me the overriding reason for presenting Pioneering is that boys like it. The reason or reasons are obvious. The fun, adventure, involvement and challenges are built right in—and also the success.
And, nothing succeeds like success! That was fun! Not good! After introducing some basics, give the Scouts a real opportunity to put them into action!
Make sure the activity matches their skill level. That way, success is assured, and each new success is a building block to a bigger one. No excuse. The basic knowledge and skills required are super easy to gain. What it takes is devoting some time to mastering each technique so it can be passed along directly to the Scouts or to those who will be doing the instructing.
In lieu of that, a great place to start is to get information that is both understandable and dependable. Lack of equipment is easily the most understandable of all deterrents. For smaller camp gadgets you can use sticks, Scout staves and binder twine. But, for larger projects, you need the right kind of lashing ropes and the right kinds of spars.
Make an ongoing and concerted effort to get everyone on deck to help locate and gather the materials needed to build the targeted project s. This is a whole lot easier and more practical than when one individual takes on the responsibility all by himself. Forest Stewardship Start with what you need. Expand as you go. Necessity is the mother of invention. Team up with other Scouters in neighboring units, in the District, or in the Council, and put together a pioneering kit for communal use.
Gather the materials you need based on where you are in the cumulative pioneering process. Nothing really worth doing is ever really easy. The keys are a willingness to learn, a desire strong enough to motivate you to persevere, and the sound conviction that: this is going to be great! Everything, finally, will depend on the attitude of the Troop Scout Leader, and he is the man who must be won over.
Scouters who are themselves well-versed in the simple techniques of pioneering will need no encouragement and might even have to be restrained! To the others, a vast company, we would merely say that in all fairness they should at least allow their boys to have a go. One thing is pretty certain. If they do they will add another dimension to their training programme.
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To me the overriding reason for presenting Pioneering is that boys like it. The reason or reasons are obvious. The fun, adventure, involvement and challenges are built right in—and also the success. And, nothing succeeds like success! That was fun!
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Using a rope-making device or machine, make a rope at least 6 feet long consisting of three strands, each having three yarns. Whip the ends. This requirement will be completed in the class. Explain the importance of effectively anchoring a pioneering project. Describe to your counselor the anchoring system and the log-and- stake anchoring methods. Scouts should utilize their Pioneering Merit Badge pamphlet to review for discussion and explanation on this requirement during the class.
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