Lashing Contests Against Time




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We all envy the Scoutmaster who lives on the outskirts of a small town or in open country. He can walk through a wood lot with an owner and point out trees that would be improved by trimming and others growing in clumps which can be improved by cutting out. Of course he guarantees that an adult will accompany all Scouts who come to get handicraft and lashing material. He promises Scouts will not be permitted to roam the land with their axes.

The city Scoutmaster must do the best he can with Scout staves. However, Scouts are satisfied in either case. They thoroughly enjoy lashing contests.


Before trying to teach lashing it is strongly recommended that the PLC spends an evening practicing.

Before conducting a contest, the leaders who attended the PLC meeting should conduct a session indoors or in the Troop yard, teaching Scouts the lashings which will be required in the contest. While the Scouts are practicing let two leaders make the project which will be used in the contest at the next meeting. Explain details of the contest at the PLC meeting and encourage the Patrol Leaders to get their Patrols together for practice during the week.

The Contest

Ordinarily it is advisable to conduct Patrol lashing contests on a time basis. For the first contest select a comparatively simple project similar to the braced tripod made from Scout staves. If limited material is available all Patrols must watch one Patrol Finally the Patrol completing an acceptable tripod in the shortest time is declared the winner. Of course, it's much better to have two Patrols at work at the same time.

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