Scout Meeting Challenge: Flagpole Race

Put it together, lift it up, and tie it down!

Put it together, lift it up, and tie it down!

Several campcraft skills come into play in order to successfully complete this Simple Flagpole challenge. Each patrol flies their patrol flag from a 14′ flagpole they construct using the following materials:

  • 4    Scout Staves (or 3 Scout Staves if their patrol flag is already tied to a 5′ pole)
  • 6    6′ x 1/4″ lashing ropes
  • 3    15′ dining fly guy lines
  • 3    11″ to 15″ stakes
  • 1    mallet

On signal, each patrol flies their flag by:

  1. joining the staves together with Round Lashings
  2. attaching the three guy lines about 3/4 the way up from the bottom with a Roundturn with Two Half Hitches or Rolling Hitches
  3. hammering in the three stakes forming an equilateral triangle
  4. tying the guy lines at the stakes with Roundturn with Two Half Hitches or Taut-Line Hitches
  5. adjusting the tension on the lines to securely hold their flagpole in a vertical position
Patrol Flags Flying!

Patrol Flags Flying!

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