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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneering_(scouting)

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:

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  • 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.