Part of the gold award scheme is throwing a rescue rope 10 metres to within 1 meter of a struggling person. While not the best indoor activity, it was a good opportunity for scouts to try their hand at throwing a rope. We gave it a go last Monday night.
We set up two types of throwing ropes: a open coil rope, and an improvised rope bag. Rope bags tend to be a more precise throw but are very slow to re-throw do to the time it takes to repackage them. Open coil throws tend to be more imprecise, but the are very fast to re-throw .
Even Lulu the Kelburn Scout Group mascot got into the action.