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Boy Scouts of America Pioneering Tower Building, Troop and Crew 272 build a big one

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Uploaded on Dec 7, 2008

Pioneering is great fun! In the back of the Pioneering merit badge hand book you will find a list of spars and rope lengths and quantities to put together a Pioneering Kit! Troop 272 bought a 20' trailer, and got miles of rope and 100's of maple spars donated, we got a farm jack, and made mallets, and we started training. This is the Joe Nine Pioneering Kit (the past Scoutmaster, Ben Nine, father's land is the source of the wondrful maple spars). Brian Walker (past Scoutmaster and now Crew Advisor) wanted to do a monster tower for an Adult Scouter team building exersice (we can do anything if we work hard enough), so we hit the woods and got 35' spars (they are very tricky to transport, and got cut down to 20' after the tower was built). This is a 25' equilateral triangle with an isosceles triangle inserted up into the first triangle (10' base, 25'legs) and the 35' spars on the outer corners. We prebuild a rope ladder, and hung a rappelling

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