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Scout Meeting Challenge: Crossing the Alligator Pit

SCOUT PIONEERING

Great Team Working Challenge! Each Scout handling a guy line needs to be vigilant! Great Team Working Challenge! Each Scout handling a guy line needs to be vigilant!

The challenge (we don’t really think of this as a game) built into this activity comes into play after the lashing is finished. The patrol is simply building a very well-lashed A-frame. As with all pioneering endeavors, teamwork is essential. With this challenge, it’s absolutely necessary! Cossing the Alligator Pit affords a superlative team building opportunity. Read about and view one patrol’s very impressive accomplishment!

Patrols pull together to assemble their A-frame "Walkers." They work as quickly as possible but need to make sure their lashings are tight. After the A-frames are built, the guy lines have to be attached amd the "Walker needs to be stood up with their first patrol member balanced and readied to cross the "Alligator Pit."  The patrol is now challenged to keep their "Walker" standing while their patrol member attempts to move the A-frame and himself across the pit. Alligator Pit

Materials for each patrol:

  • 2   4″ x 8′ spars to serve as A-frame shear legs
  • 1    3″ x 6′ spar to serve as a ledger at the base (crossbar)
  • 9    20′ x 1/4″ lashing ropes (3 for lashing, 6 for guy lines)

Method:

The “Alligator Pit” is marked on the ground, wide as necessary to accommodate all patrols, and about 15 feet across.

Patrols line up on one…

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