Jamboree Pioneering: The Building Process

Bridge Crew
The Crew on their Pre-stressed Triple Walkway Bridge

After the spars were skinned and the initial supply of ropes were cut and whipped, there were about three days to build the pioneering area and batten down the hatches in readiness for the first troops to take the hike up to Garden Ground. There were thirty projects and structures to build and fifty pioneering area staffers to do the work, so the staff was split into construction crews and assigned various tasks.

Here are some photos revealing a bit of the work entailed in the overall building process.  All thirty projects and structures can be seen and reviewed by following the links on the jamboree pioneering area: main page. The entire jamboree project area layout can be seen here.

Building the Double A-Frame Monkey Bridge and Pre-stressed Triple Walkway Bridge
Building the Double A-Frame Monkey Bridge and Pre-stressed Triple Walkway Bridge
Building a Couple of Catapults and Putting Together the Walkway Subassemblies for the Single A-Frame Bridge Kits
Building a couple of Catapults and the Walkways for the Single A-Frame Bridge Kits
Building One of the Derricks, the Swing Boast, and Tic-Tac-Toe Activity
Building one of the Derricks, the Swing Boat, and lashing together the top subassembly for the Carousel
 Lashing Together an Hourglass and Two Small Climbing Towers
Lashing together an Hourglass and two Small Climbing Towers
Creating the AT&T "Signal" Tower and Constructing the Climbing Area
Creating the AT&T “Signal” Tower and constructing the Climbing Area
Building a Rope Ladder, Chippewa Kitchen, and Battering Ram
Building a Rope Ladder, Chippewa Kitchen, and Battering Ram

What hasn’t been described or captured in photographs is the initial and ongoing process to gather and prepare mallet heads and handles for the Mallet Making Station. The demand for more and more materials was so great, each morning, mallet handle foraging expeditions were in full swing!

JAMBOREE PIONEERING AREA: MAIN PAGE

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