Assist in pitching, striking, and packing a Patrol tent
One tent per group (number of groups dependant on ability and number of Guides/Leaders
Copy of How to Pitch and How to Strike a Tent
Aim of Badge
To introduce the skills of camping
This Badge has 9 options of which 9 must be completed
• Before you begin to pitch a tent discuss the following:
-Demonstrate how to use a mallet and bang in a tent peg
-Explain angle of pegs
-Discuss where to pitch a tent - make sure there is room all around a tent for guy ropes
• Show Guides how to pitch a tent as a team - talk them through the process and do it with one or two other Leaders.
• Put Guides in groups of six maximum with one adult or Senior Branch member to help each group (if numbers allow).
• Give each group a laminated copy of How to Pitch and Strike a Tent