Scout Meeting Challenge: Flagpole Race


Simple Flagpole Raising Video

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    long 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  Roundturns 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 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!


Categories: Interpatrol Activity | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Post navigation

4 thoughts on “Scout Meeting Challenge: Flagpole Race

  1. Frank

    Our Scouts did this activity at tonight’s Troop meeting. They had a great time and all the while working as a team. Four patrols…four flags flying! Campfire S’mores afterwards hit the spot, too!!!

  2. Pingback: Campcraft Challenges, Interpatrol Activities, and Troop-wide Games | SCOUT - PIONEERING

  3. Pingback: Pioneering Program Curriculum III: Square Knot & Roundturn With Two Half Hitches | SCOUT - PIONEERING

  4. Pingback: Simple Flagpoles | SCOUT - PIONEERING

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at The Adventure Journal Theme.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 80 other followers

%d bloggers like this: