Pioneering Made Easy has a great collection of pioneering knowledge with down-loadable plans; worth a look!
Perhaps you can clear up some confusion regarding BSA pioneering projects. Our troop has been building towers and bridges for 50 years, traditionally on our January beach campout (we're in California). However, that program has now been severely compromised because we've been informed that, for safety reasons, Scouts are now not allowed to be on any handmade structure more than 3-4 feet off the ground. That rules out any towers, and only allows what might be described as very 'compromised' rope bridges. Is that the current rule? If so, almost everything presented on the BSA Pioneering page, if actually used by real Scouts, would now be against Scouting regulations. I hope that isn't the case. Do you have any information on that?
Michael S. Malone |
January 11, 2011 at 01:36 PM
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