Baden-Powell said, “My ideal camp is where everyone is cheery and busy, where the patrols are kept intact under all circumstances, and where every patrol leader and Scout takes a genuine pride in his camp and his gadgets.”
Camp gadgets are smaller pioneering projects that serve a useful purpose around camp. They normally improve the campsite by adding convenience, and generally make a campsite feel more like a home away from home. There are numerous designs and ideas, several of which are featured on the Scout Pioneering Website containing links to suggested materials, procedures, and photo illustrations.
The projects listed in the requirements 7 and 9 were selected because, together, they provide a practical opportunity to put into practice all the lashings presented in this pioneering merit badge program.