A practical, hands-on, two-day skills workshop open to all adults, in Scouting and Guiding, Managers, Leaders, Adult Supporters, plus Scout Network/Senior Section, (Leaders from non-Scouting/Guiding Youth Organisations are very welcome).

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This workshop teaches fundamental and intermediate skills for Pioneering, commencing with Knots and Lashings, progressing onto how rope is made and care of rope, use of pickets, anchors and block’n’tackle.

Safety in Pioneering precedes practicing skills passed over by constructing small, intermediate, and major pioneering projects.

The skills passed over are designed to:

  • ‘Train-the-Trainer’ to teach the Cub Scout, Scout & Explorer Scout Pioneer Activity Badges.
  • provide an introduction to Pioneering suitable for Beaver Scouts via crafts and games.

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.



Parker Lodge, Bentley Copse Activity Centre, Houndhouse Road, Shere, Surrey, GU5 9JH


£30 to cover tuition and materials (booking fee applies)



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For further information, contact the course leader, Colin Scarff

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls