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October 19, 2005

Mast

This mast is based on the Skylon Weathercock in John Sweet's Scout Pioneering (Available from Scouts Canada shops and from the Gauteng Scout Shop in South Africa - Scouts Canada will ship overseas if you ask nicely). Instead of quadpods, this one uses tripods. Because of the size of the poles used (4 meter/12 foot) and the resulting weight, we mounted the mast on the ground rather than suspending it on a jury masthead supported by stakes. Total height is about 7m

This was built as part of a pioneering challenge base during this year's JOTI/JOTA camp in Arrowe Park. Thanks goes to the scouts who helped build it- 9th Benoni Callisto, 9th Benoni Greyspear, Springs Central Air Scouts and Benoni Air Scouts.

Any ideas as to what it can be used for? We hung a lantern from it which was visible from the other side of the campsite.
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