August 22, 2008
Northern District Pioneering projects
These projects are all built by troops in the Northern District in Gauteng, South Africa. This district holds regular inter-troop Pioneering competitions, as well as a Scouter's competition. The above photo shows the winning Scouters from 2008, 1st Athol, in front of their 35ft-span suspension bridge, built in 4.5 hours.
Included here are two tall towers built as Springbok construction projects and a windmill from a district pioneering competition. Shakir, Scouter at First Athol troop, who supplied these photos, writes that "if it's not hard to build, it's not worth building". This is the opposite end of the spectrum from my beginner's project last month, and definitely something to try with ambitious Scouts.