Two Half Hitch Lesson Plan

Troop 51 Lesson Plan


Scoutmaster: Mr. Krause

Overview & Purpose

This lesson plan is to establish a consistent process for teaching the SKILL of tying the two half hitch.

Education Standards

  1. EDGE Method
  2. Pomodoro Technique (12 / 3)
    1. This Lesson Plan is 4 ½ Pomodoros OR 68min
  3. Lewins CHANGE Framework (changing a boys understanding)


  1. Learn
  2. Understand

Materials Needed

  1. Pomodoro Timer


Everyone has some knowledge of every subject. Forcing someone to accept yours as being superior to theirs will result in hesitation to learn and resistance to this new way.

UNFREEZE: It is important to first see what they know, or think on this subject

CHANGE: Use strong references and supporting materials to convince them of this subject matter.

REFREEZE: Re-enforce the concepts several times thoughout the weekend and at future outings. Enabling the Scout to teach a younger Scout is the fastest way for this new knowledge to become


pomo-timer1/2 Pomodoro = 6 min MAX - 3 min Break

This is the basic LECTURE on the subject matter. It should be only as long as necessary. The shorter, the better. Practice before hand!


This is the basic VISUAL on the subject matter. It is important that you PRACTICE beforehand. It is important for a learner to see it done right so they have an example to follow. It should be only as long as necessary. The shorter, the better --- without going so fast they can’t see what happened ( a delicate balance of time)



pomo-timer 1/2 Pomodoro = 6 min MAX - 3 min Break

Describe activity that will reinforce the lesson



{Details GO HERE -- to allow the same experience}




Let it be known throughout this land

that the skill of Fire Building has been acquired.

I Proclaim these young men to be skilled

And worthy of wearing the Firem’n Chit Patch and holding the card.

They now hold the right to build and care for fires and

Teach younger Scouts the proper way to build and respect fire.


  1. Show that you can tie the Two-Half Hitch

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