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Red-Handyworker (Scouts Australia)

  • 1. General House Functions:

    Complete all of this section:

    • a

      demonstrate the procedures for turning off the electricity, water and gas in your household.

    • b

      explain the causes of a leaking tap or pipe and how it can be repaired. Show how to unblock a sink or water drain.

    • c

      iron an article of clothing.

  • Complete 3 of the following 4 units:
    • 1

      Carpentry: Demonstrate the safe use, cleaning and on-going care of tools such as a claw hammer, saw, bench vice, screwdriver, hand drill, wood plane, clamp, glue gun, sandpaper, filler, and paint brushes for acrylic and turpentine base paints. Repair and paint a wooden article or a vertical surface such as a stool, chair, large toy, door or wall.

    • 2

      Metalwork: Demonstrate the safe use, cleaning and on-going care of tools such as a ballpein hammer, screwdriver, pliers, tin snips, hand drill, file, pop riveter, hacksaw, tube or box spanner or a soldering iron. Repair or make an item with solder or pop rivets.

    • 3

      Gardens and Lawns: Demonstrate the safe use, cleaning and on-going care of tools such as a rake, spade, fork, hoe, shovel, small hand tools, wheelbarrow, edge trimmer, secateurs, pruning saw, watering can, hose and a petrol or hand driven lawn mower. Repair or make garden plant supports and demonstrate lawn mowing and pruning overgrown shrubs.

    • 4

      Household: Demonstrate the safe use, cleaning and on-going care of tools such as scissors, knives, sewing needles or pins, thimbles, cooking knives, sewing machine or cleaning materials. Repair or make an article using a sewing machine.