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Dissipate - Tensegrity Tower at AfrikaBurn 2015 Festival

Dissipate is a project being planned by a group of architects and engineers (including a few former Scouts) for the upcoming AfrikaBurn Burning Man regional event near Cape Town, South Africa. The tower consists of an hourglass tower with a... 2 weeks ago

Raft Barrel Lashings

Kontiki season is picking up here in Southern Africa, with Windhoek, Namibia hosting their event this weekend, and the Western Cape hosting theirs next weekend. The diagram above shows one way of fastening barrels that worked well for my troop ... 1 month ago

Merry Christmas From Ropes and Poles

Merry Christmas! If you're celebrating today, I hope you have a great day surrounded by family, and a blessed year ahead. This tree is decorated with Monkey's Fists , tied in 8mm sisal rope, with eye-spliced ends... 4 months ago

Pioneered Christmas Tree by Puddle Pirate Rover Crew

Day and night photographs courtesy Akela Joy For the East Rand District end of year Cub Christmas Camp, Puddle Pirate Rover Crew built this pioneered Christmas Tree. All of the guests at the camp bought gifts which were used to decorate the tree... 5 months ago

Gift Ideas- Knotting and Pioneering

With the festive season upon us, I've put together a list of pioneering-related gifts that you might find useful. John Sweet's Scout Pioneering is a classic reference, and there are a few different editions in print. Your best bet is to hunt one... 5 months ago

Four Resources I'm Thankful For

(Although I'm not American, being thankful is something I can get behind, and today seems an appropriate day to reflect on some of the resources that have helped me as a Scouter over the years) I've been fortunate to have great mentors, from Patrol... 5 months ago

Sandringham JOTA JOTI 2013 Tower

The largest annual Scouting event in the world, The combined J amboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet , starts today. Around 700,000 Scouts and Guides from around the world are participating. Last year, this tower, designed and built by... 6 months ago

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