What does Pioneering offer
The Pioneering SASU is a team of people who can offer support and skills for small or large Pioneering projects.
What is Pioneering? In Scouting, Pioneering is the skill of making structures using ropes and wooden poles/spars. The poles are joined by rope lashing / knots to make a finished structure. Common items that constructed vary from small camp gadgets (washstand, pot drainer) to much larger structures like gateways, bridges or towers. Pioneering is a very historical skill and its history can be traced all the way back to the start of the Scout movement.
The Pioneering SASU offers Scout Groups the opportunity to take part in large and small pioneering projects. There is a selection of poles and ropes available at the Drum Hill Camp Site. The instructors will encourage young people from all sections to work as a team on both indoor & outdoor projects with all the equipment provided at a location of your choice.
We can also run a session for Leaders to get them more confident with Pioneering projects and help learning different knots, lashing and rope handling skills.
• Mini raft building with canes, pop bottles and string
• Catapults with broom handles, 5mm lashings and plastic bowls
• Larger projects including towers, gateways, bridges, trebuchets
For further information on the pioneering projects or to place a booking, please contact the team using the details below.
Scout HQ has provided this information relating to Pioneering. It also lists some badges that Pioneering can count towards.
Click Pioneering Team to contact the Pioneering SASU.
Contact Pioneering SASU to confirm size of group that can be accommodate.
Contact Pioneering SASU to confirm duration of their activities.
Contact Pioneering SASU to discuss options for them to visit your group or to meet at a central location.
Costs for this activity varies depending on number of people, how long you request a session for, and the materials being used.
Click Pioneering Team to contact the County Pioneering advisor.
There are no specific rules for this activity.
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Pioneering does not have an National Governing Body.
Events Pioneering Team supports
Spring Bank Camp
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