Many thanks to everyone who supports this ever popular thread. Why not join in if you have taken a shot you are pleased with? I'll pop some of my favourites up in notices from time to time - to cancel the notice, clck the X top right.
Presuming the ladder pitch rigging is more for the Explorer award? She's only 11 so would be doing the standard Scout badge. If she did get to the ladder rigging stage our club very much still uses them, I personally can't afford or justify buying SRT kit for the type of caving I do.
I'm undecided about whether to ignore this dumbed down version or call it Stage 2. I have always felt that the Badges should be a staged badge. The Scout Badge being stage 1 & Explorer Scout bage being stage 2, giving the Explorer Scout chance to get something he can wear right away & allowing the Scout to start the second stage before being an Explorer.