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Pathfindering - Leadershop 2012
- Speaker John Matthews Presentations:
- Fair Events:
- The Big Bang – You can make the cannon out of any pipe, but the best is copper with a solder sweated cap on the bottom end (DON”T USE PVC!!!! You are putting one end in fire). You might experiment with various diameter pipes and various amounts of water. Make sure the “cork” fits VERY tight otherwise it will not travel very far. The carriage can again be fancy or simple, your choice. You might experiment with various elevations. The simple carriage is a 12 inch 2X8 (base) with an upright 2X4 nailed to it to form an “L”. Drill a diagonal hole through the 2X4 (elevation you decide is best) the size of your pipe (cannon). Allow enough room to slide Sterno can under the cannon base. Have fun with PFs practicing this event in your clubs.
- String Burn – We will most likely have small diameter wood available at the Fair, so do not plan on splitting wood as stated in directions. The two things I will say about this event is the stack of wood can not be above the 12” stack (not one millimeter higher) and no wood can be added after the PF receives their match (judges and timers will be very strict on this), so build your wood pile well. The 12” stake will be under the string, but if windy, your wood pile does not have to be surrounding the 12” stake. One note of caution, you may use as many matches as you want, but the match keeper will be VERY far away and only giving one match at a time. We will use “strike anywhere” wooden matches, so I would suggest you have a small piece of medium fine sandpaper attached to a block of wood.
- Out and Back Compass – We will have a line of 20 numbered stakes. Each club team will be given directions to follow and when they are done, they will write down on their direction paper the number of the stake closest to their final ending place. Ribbons will be awarded by how close to actual the number is. PFs will need a good compass and at least one PF needs to know the length of their step to measure distance. Also they will need a writing instrument to record the final stake number.
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Last Updated: December 30, 2012