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Jamboree Pioneering Area: Towers

From left to right: 14' Double Ladder Signal Tower, Hourglass Tower, Stilt Tower, AT&T "Signal" Tower, 4'X4'x6' Climbing Tower, 6'x6'x5' Climbing Tower
From left to right: 14′ Double Ladder Signal Tower, Hourglass Tower, Stilt Tower, AT&T “Signal” Tower, 4′ x 4′ x 5-1/2′ Climbing Tower,  5-1/2′ x 5-1/2′ x 4-1/2′ Climbing Tower

Six towers were featured in Peschke Field. Four were for display and two were for climbing. Follow the links for photos and information about each:

Official Photo of the AT&T "Spoof" Tower
Official Photo of the AT&T “Spoof” Tower

14′ Double Ladder Signal Tower

Hourglass Tower

Stilt Tower

AT&T Spoof “Signal” Tower

2 Climbing Towers

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The Hourglass Tower at the Jamboree

Hourglass a.k.a. Pyramid Tower, erected next to the Camp Gadget / Skills Instruction area.
Hourglass Tower Display
Hourglass Tower Display: Rope Ladder Side

The Hourglass Tower in the 2013 National Jamboree Pioneering Area was set up as one of four tower displays.

“The Hourglass Tower is something of a classic for Scout pioneering. John Sweet’s excellent book Scout Pioneering describes it, and since then many Scout troops have built one.” (Read: Erecting an Hourglass Tower in Ropes and Poles.)

“The tower is constructed from two large pyramids interlocked together.” (Read: Hourglass Tower in Poneering Made Easy.)

As an interesting side note: by employing rope tackles in each of the lines marrying the two tripods, effectively tightening the connections was very easy to accomplish.

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