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February 24, 2012

Spiral tower

Jason Raad from First Bergvliet Sea Scouts in Cape Town built this tower as his Springbok construction project. It's a spiral staircase, anchored around a central flagpole. All of the uprights are firmly bedded in the ground, set into holes made with a post hole auger.
This tower draws some inspiration from a similar tower built by one of the Finnish troops at the recent World Scout Jamboree, where Jason was in my troop. The planning model is finely detailed and worth a look in it's own right.

1 comment:

servant74 said...

Pretty cool. .. Towers and lashed structures were always a hit at Scout Fairs (Boy Scouts) when I was growing up in a different century.