The Flag Pole

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Patrol Leaders Training Task


1 x 3m pole, 3 x 2m pole, 3 x 1m pole, 6 x 5m x 6mm line, flag, several lengths of 3mm nylon / terylene line, 3 tent pegs, mallet, 3 x 10m lengths 15mm rope.


The task is to erect a freestanding flagpole, from which they fly the flag that you have given to them. The top of the flag is to be 4.0m above the ground when the flagpole is in its final position. They may make use of any of the equipment provided.


  • flag
  • games
  • leadership
  • leadership team building
  • logic
  • pioneering

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  • Skills - Problem solving
  • Teamwork - Team-building