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!
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)
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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