Square Lashing Race

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Relay race for a square lashing


Pioneering poles/staves, lashing rope, whistle


Setup two pioneering poles per patrol crossing each other at one end of the hall, the scouts should line up in their patrols at the opposite end of the hall. the first member of each patrol should be given the length of lashing rope, on a blast of the whistle they run to their set of poles down the hall and start tying the rope, on a second blast of the whistle the scout currently working on the lashing should run back down the hall and tag the next in line, they will then continue with the lashing, keep periodically blowing the whistle until each team has finished.


  • clove hitch
  • pioneering
  • square lashing

Badge Links

  • Pioneer - Knots
  • Teamwork - Team-building