Last night our brave Beaver Scouts braved the elements to get some pioneering done.

According to Wikipedia :

Pioneering is the art of using ropes and wooden spars joined by lashings and knots to create a structure. Pioneering can be used for constructing small items such as camp gadgets up to larger structures such as bridges and towers. These may be recreational, decorative, or functional.

Our Leaders will generally follow our Scouting curriculum, part of our “Adventure Skills” , for example last night Beavers would have been building to Pioneering 1 Badge which states:

  • I know what equipment is needed for making pioneering gadgets.
  • I know how to build a gadget using elastic band techniques.
  • I can be responsible for myself while we are pioneering.
  • I know the different emergency services that are available and how and when to call them.
  • I understand why I should follow directions from an instructor.
  • I have built at least two simple pioneering gadgets.

Our Construction Area

And then time to get them tested out !

Well done Beavers !

Some examples of Pioneering from the World of Scouting.