These instructions are for a pot and towel drying rack. There is a small picture of a similar gadget in the Scouts BSA handbook.
Pioneering Merit Badge
Pioneering - the knowledge of ropes, knots, and splices along with the ability to build rustic structures by lashing together poles and spars - is among the oldest of Scouting's skills. Practicing rope use and completing projects with lashings also allow Scouts to connect with past generations, ancestors who used many of these skills as they sailed the open seas and lived in America's forests and prairies..
Printable helps for requirements:
This is a very challenging game which combines lashing skills and teamwork. It would work well for an interpatrol activity at a meeting focused on pioneering skills.
This is a gadget which was shown to us at a recent Roundtable. It uses lashings to make a handwashing station from straight sticks and an empty gallon milk jug.
Larry sent in this helpful suggestion for those looking for pioneering projects.
While working on the Pioneering merit badge, Scouts learn how to build structures with ropes and spars. They explore the uses of various knots and splices. They learn how to care for ropes. Finally they build a structure such as a bridge, tower, chair, or table.
The National Outdoor awards recognize Scouts BSA and Varsity Scouts who really get into outdoor activities. This award recognizes Scouts who do a lot of camping and who have the skills to be comfortable and safe at camp.