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This course is open to all adults, both those with little or no experience and also those wishing to upgrade their skills.
No courses are planned at this time due to Covid 19 restrictions

This two-day (weekend) skills workshop is open to all adults – Managers, Leaders and Supporters in Scouting and Guiding plus Scout Network/Senior Section. Leaders from non-Scouting/Guiding Youth Organisations are very welcome.

The workshop teaches the fundamental knots and lashings for Pioneering, how rope is made and care of rope before progressing onto use of pickets, anchors and block’n’tackle. Safety in Pioneering precedes practicing skills passed over by constructing small pioneering projects. The workshop culminates on Sunday afternoon by putting skills into practice constructing major pioneering projects.

An optional craft workshop is offered on the Saturday evening, often running late into the evening if wanted providing an opportunity to learn fine-rope and cord crafts in a communal atmosphere making Turk’s Heads (Woggles), Wrist straps/Bracelets, Key Fobs, Butterflies/Scorpions and more decorative examples…

The skills passed over meet the requirements to teach the Cub Scout, Scout & Explorer Scout Pioneer Activity Badges.

No previous experience is required. For those wishing to upgrade skills there is plenty on offer – You will be guided by an experienced and enthusiastic team of Pioneers.

Accommodation is available if you wish to spend the Saturday night on-site; either, camping or in a modern single-gender bunk-room. For those travelling a long distance we are able to offer accommodation on the Friday night. All meals and refreshments are provided.

Cost £60 to cover food and materials.



No courses are planned at this time due to Covid 19 restrictions

Book online HERE


Download a Word form Skills Workshop Booking Form(Word)  or a Pdf form Skills Workshop Booking Form(Pdf)

Please make payments to:

No courses are planned at this time due to Covid 19 restrictions

PayPay: Please visit the shop to purchase this course HERE.

Cheques: please make cheques payable to Surrey County Scout Council and then send them to Surrey Scouts, Hound House Road, Shere, Surrey, GU5 9JH with the reference Pioneering.


Bank Transfer: Account 00013107 Sort Code: 40-52-40


For further information, contact the course leader, Colin Scarff.

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls