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AT&T Spoof “Signal” Tower at the Jamboree

After a supply of bamboo was used for the gateway to Peschke Field up on Garden Ground Mountain, a team of Pioneering staff received the inspiration to use most of what was left over to comically copy one of AT&T’s nearby cell towers.

The AT&T Cell Tower made out of Bamboo in the Pioneering Area of the 2013 National Jamboree
The AT&T Cell Tower made out of Bamboo in the Pioneering Area of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree

The 30-foot clever creation received a good deal of acclaim as Scouts and Scouters observed the structure and came to the obvious conclusion that the bamboo tower was a tongue-in-cheek reproduction of the highly technical real thing.

A central aspect of pioneering is to ingeniously and skillfully make do with what one has and use it to the best possible advantage, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes for utility, and sometimes for fun. 

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