Pioneering

This course is open to all adults, both those with little or no experience and also those wishing to upgrade their skills.

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.

For further details, contact Colin Scarff

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls