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Detailed Adventure Skills Stages Requirements

Stage 1 I know what equipment is needed for making pioneering gadgets
  I know how to build a gadget using elastic band techniques.
  I can be responsible for myself while we are pioneering
  I know the different emergency services that are available and how and when to call them.
  I understand why I should follow directions from an instructor.
  I have built at least two simple pioneering gadgets
   
Stage 2 I know how to get help if someone is hurt during a pioneering activity
  I can tie the basic knots I need for pioneering
  I can prepare ropes for use in pioneering
  I can coil a rope
  I can undertake tasks assigned to me while we are pioneering
  I have made a knot board
  I have built at least three simple pioneering gadgets using elastic band techniques.
   
Stage 3 I know what equipment I need for making various pioneering gadgets.
  I know how to treat basic cuts and scratches.
  I know about the safety precautions that are needed when pioneering.
  I know the main principles of 'Leave No Trace'
  I have taught other Scouts how to tie some basic knots
  I have built at least two gadgets using ropes and poles
   
Stage 4 I know the correct use, care, and storage of the tools we use in pioneering.
  I know the different types of rope used in pioneering
  I know how to take care of all kinds of rope.
  I know how to tie the knots necessary for building pioneering structures safely.
  I know the safety precautions to be observed for the safe lifting of pioneering spars.
  I can use guy ropes to make pioneering gadgets stable
  I know the basic components of pioneering structures and how to make them.
  I can tie the main lashings necessary to make most pioneering gadgets.
  I can be responsible for myself while pioneering.
  I have built gadgets on camp and assisted my 'team' in building a tower or a bridge.
   
Stage 5 I know how to select suitable poles and spars for a pioneering project.
  I know how to treat cuts and sprains
  I know what to do in case of an accident while pioneering and how to be safety conscious.
  I can help a younger Scout to build a pioneering gadget
  I can set up a simple pulley system for lifting and tensioning ropes.
  I can coil, whip and splice a rope
  I am aware of the building process/procedure while pioneering.
  I have taken part in the construction of at least two pioneering projects.
   
Stage 6 I know how to plan and construct pioneering projects to be built by my team.
  I know how to reeve up, use and safely secure pulleys in pioneering projects.
  I can be responsible for my team while building pioneering projects.
  I know the correct lifting techniques for raising a tower or an A frame.
  I know the best types of anchorage to use for a pioneering project and can use them.
  I can lead the construction of an element of a large-scale pioneering structure.
  I have taught a younger Scout how to tie the lashings necessary for a pioneering project.
  I have taken part in the construction of at least two large-scale pioneering structures.
   
Stage 7 I know how to inspect for damage, care for and store ropes, pulleys and poles.
  I know how to set up and manage a belay on pioneering or climbing structures.
  I know how to use safety harnesses and securely tie off rock climbing harnesses.
  I can check the safety of all knots and lashings used in a large-scale pioneering structure.
  I have led the construction of at least one large-scale pioneering structure.
   
Stage 8 I have led the construction of a least two large scale pioneering structures and managed them safely.
  I know how to setup and manage a belay on pioneering or climbing structure
  I know how to use safety harnesses and securely tie off rock climbing harnesses
  I know how to secure rope structures and high wire elements. 
  I hold an outdoor First Aid certificate
   
Stage 9 I can design, plan and build large-scale pioneering structures.
  I know the importance of safety at all stages of construction, build, use and dismantling of a large-scale pioneering structure.
  I know how to control and supervise the construction of a large-scale pioneering structure and its use in programme.
  I can be responsible for ensuring large­scale projects happen safely, and that those participating are learning the skills required.