This Activity is meant for Boy Scouts.
This Activity should be done Outside.
a 150-200 pound weight.
a 40 foot rope capable of lifting the weight.
a pulley or rope loop.
a shorter piece of rope to attach the pulley.
a tree or device to hang pulley.
Place the weight under a large branch of the tree that can hold its weight or under a scaffold.
Give the team the rope and the pulley.
Draw a 7 foot radius safety circle around the weight.
: Raise and lower the weight as many times as possible in 1 minute.Rules
- Once the lifting begins, no one can enter the safety zone.
- Everyone on the team must have at least one hand on the rope.
- The weight must be raised four feet from the ground on the up-stroke.
- The weight must drop to less than 1 foot from the ground on the down-stroke.
- The weight can not touch the ground on the down-stroke.
The team should spend some time planning how to hook up the pulley, hook up the weight, and set up their team of lifters.
Then, implement the plan and let the timer know when they are ready to start lifting.
- What did you learn from this activity?
- Was it as physically difficult as you expected?
- How much work did you do compared to the others?
- In what ways did the group work well?
- How could you improve?
After reflecting, the team should have the opportunity to try again.