Ship Quartermaster Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Ship Quartermaster Interest Badge
  1. Rope
    1. Demonstrate the correct method of taking rope off a new coil.
    2. Demonstrate the method of taking down rope for running out.
  2. Describe the principal parts of a block.
  3. Identify the following types of blocks and demonstrate them in use:
    1. Single block
    2. Single block with fast eye and swivel eye
    3. Single block with becket and hook
    4. Scratch or check block
    5. Self-locking block with snap shackle
    6. Fiddle block with shackle
    7. Double block with swivel eye
    8. Double block with shackle.
  4. Demonstrate the method of belaying.
  5. Describe the principal parts of an anchor.
    1. Identify three types of anchors and differentiate between their uses.
    2. Describe and execute the safest method of anchoring to suit the conditions.
    3. Demonstrate the use of a trip line and pickIup buoys.
    4. Demonstrate the correct method of mooring a boat to a pier.
  6. Demonstrate how to take care of sails, sheets and standing rigging.
  7. Demonstrate how to leave a pulling boat or sailing dinghy:
    1. After a day's activity
    2. For a short spell, eg lunch break, or when called for instruction.
  8. Demonstrate how to load a boat with stores and personnel and show how to trim the boat correctly.
  9. For a boating camp of 32 Scouts for at least 5 nights, draw up a detailed list of the equipment (including boat and food required. Plan a balanced menu, make a food list, price it, work out the cost per head and after your budget has been approved, buy the food.
  10. Requirements in PDF[edit]

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