Raise the Flag Game
A Favorite Game
This Game is meant for Boy Scouts.
For each patrol:
- a patrol flag or kerchief
- 8 4-foot pieces of cord or rope
- 3 20-foot ropes
- 5 staffs or 1-2 inch poles
- 3 stakes
Knot tying, lashing, teamwork.
Patrols are each given their materials and go to their work area.
Attach the flag to one staff.
Lash the staffs together to form the tallest flagpole possible.
Attach guide lines about 2/3 up the pole.
Stake the guide lines so the pole stands upright.
Line up at attention in front of the flag and give patrol yell.
Score points for first done, tallest pole, sturdiest, best knots, sharpest attention, ...
Alternative: As a single patrol activity, work together to learn lashing and building.
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