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Camp Gadgets made from Scout Staves & Broomsticks

These camp gadgets were featured in the Pioneering Village at the 2017 National Jamboree. All were fashioned  out of Scout staves and precut lengths from broomsticks.

Left Column, from the Top: Dish Washing Station, Camp Table, Simple Camp Table, Hand Wash Station, Single Fire Bucket Holder, Tripod Straddle Seat / Right Column from the Top: 15′ Flagpole, Clothes Drying Rack, Simple Tool Rack, Garbage Bag Holder

VIEW VIDEO of the above gadgets as they were featured in the Pioneering Village during the 2017 National Jamboree.

Jamboree Pioneering Area: Camp Gadgets, Rope Making & Instruction

This Area Saw Plenty of Action

During the building process, an area adjacent to the Hourglass Tower saw a lot of action for whipping rope and sharpening pioneering stakes. During the jamboree, it was set up for rope making, for hitching and lashing instruction, and as a display of camp gadgets.

CAMP GADGETS AT THE JAMBOREE: Four useful camp gadgets were set up as displays—a wash station, clothes drying rack, tool rack, and Chippewa kitchen.

From Left to right: Wash Station, Tool Rack, Clothes Drying Rack, Chippewa Kitchen
From Left to right: Wash Station, Tool Rack, Clothes Drying Rack, Chippewa Kitchen
Scouts check out the Chippewa Kitchen and Camp Clothes Drying Rack
Scouts check out the Chippewa Kitchen and Camp Clothes Drying Rack in the Camp Gadget Display Area

ROPE MAKING AT THE JAMBOREE: There were always Scouts in the rope making area where they were afforded an opportunity to make a short length of rope as a souvenir. To finish off their project, they also learned the West Country Whipping.

Scouts make rope and learn the Mark II Square Lashing.
Scouts make rope and learn the Mark II Square Lashing.

LEARNING THE MARK II SQUARE LASHING AT THE JAMBOREE: As in the Single A-Frame Bridge Building area, Scouts were introduced to the quicker, easier-to-learn, and more efficient Japanese Mark II Square Lashing, but here they learned on a lashing rack. Naturally as in past jamborees, all the structures in the pioneering area were lashed with this form of Square Lashing.

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