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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will put sand on ice. (Note that this BB is part of an 8-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Jeeves List. You must complete eight Badge Bits in the Jeeves List.)


(Sand)

Some articles and videos on using Sand on Ice:

Sand on Ice vs Salt on Ice



To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are you must put sand on ice:
  • At least 60 feet long
  • Make sure there is sand to the mailbox and delivery shed


  • To document this BB, post pictures or a 2-minute video depicting the following:
  • Before: An icy walk or drive
  • Action 1: Your sand container
  • Action 2: You applying sand to the ice
  • After: A sanded icy walk or drive, now with Traction!
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    would a salt/sand mixture be more effective than either alone?
     
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    Possibly, but I think the idea is to use local materials that won't affect the biology of your driveway area.
     
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