Making Scouting Unforgettably FUN!
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- two tent stakes marking out a 100-foot track
- six 4-foot x 2-inch floor spars per every six to eight conference participants (minimum of twelve)
- two 6-foot x 3-inch spars per every six to eight conference participants
- two 15-foot x 1/4-inch lashing ropes (properly whipped) per every six to eight conference participants (minimum of four)
- two preassembled tripods (from Tuesday afternoon)
- two 8-foot spars
- one roll of binder twine
- beach towel or large piece of burlap
- two sturdy five gallon buckets filled with mineral soil
- six Scout staves per every six to eight conference participants
- seven 6-foot lashing ropes (properly whipped) per every six to eight conference participants
- one preassembled shot holder and all materials for building a Scout Stave Launcher, per every six to eight conference participants
- bag of charcoal
- two filled fire buckets
- all ingredients for preparing apple dumplings
- one printed copy of Apple Dumpling Recipe per every sixteen conference participants
- one printed copy of Scout Stave Launcher Diagram, per every six to eight conference participants
- one printed copy of desert-survivor-activity.pdf for each participant
- ready for projection: How to Tie a Double Floor Lashing
8:20-8:30 — Gathering Period: Find Your Pace
8:30-8:35— Explain and Demonstrate: View: How to Tie a Double Floor Lashing.
8:35-8:45 — Activity: Using a 15-foot lashing rope, two 6-foot spars and six 4-foot floor spars, crew members take turns tying the floor lashing Provide guidance as needed.
8:45-9:00 — Activity: Lift Seat Procession
9:00-9:30 — Activity: Refer to Double Tripod Chippewa Kitchen. Position the two tripods (assembled yesterday) so the cross braces that were lashed 3 feet above the ground are 6 feet apart. Four attendees then tightly lash on the two, 8-foot platform support spars to the inside of the cross braces. Then lay some 4-foot floor spars over the platform supports and lash on the cooking platform with two floor lashings, using binder twine. When assembled, carry the Chippewa Kitchen to the cooking area. (Add the mineral soil after the kitchen is positioned in the cooking area.)
9:35-10:00 — Activity: Using charcoal chimneys, attendees light the charcoal, and referring to the recipe for Apple Dumplings, prepare the food for cooking. When the food is all prepared and the charcoal is ready, they place the food on the kitchen to cook.
10:00-10:45 — Discussion and Activity: While the food cooks, attendees share an example of comprehensive programming they’ve either dreamed up or experienced. Build Scout Stave Launchers and fire tennis balls down range. Pass out copies of desert-survivor-activity.pdf to each crew. (Periodically, attendees monitor food.)
10:45-11:00 — Activity: Serve and eat.
11:00-11:20 — Activity: Breakdown Kitchen, load materials in conveyance, or carry it back to construction area.