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Skylon Tower Mk II- Suspended Tower by Bothasig Rover Crew

1st Bothasig Rover Crew previously built a suspended tower , which fell a little short of their own high expectations for it. Having conducted a thorough SWOT analysis of the construction, the crew headed out to Hawequas Scout Ranch to build an... 1 month ago

10 Years of Pioneering Projects

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the first post to this blog . Since that first post, I've met people from around the world, online and in person, and been reminded of how Scouting connects us together despite our difference Here are some... 1 month ago

Kontiki Raft Mass Calculator

Gauteng KonTiki is coming up next weekend, and the Gauteng Scout Water Activities Advisory Council , along with Puddle Pirates Rover Crew , has developed this Excel spreadsheet which helps calculate the mass of a raft, and ultimately calculate how... 6 months ago

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... 7 months 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 ... 8 months 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... 11 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... 11 months ago

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