Swifts build a swing bridge

By Ethan Gilham

On 21 February, Swifts had their first activity of the term. We were going to be building a swing bridge which we would take turns using once completed!

For the bridge, we used square lashings and holdfasts. The holdfasts are to make sure the main pole wouldn’t fall over with the extra weight. The design had one tall pole held up using holdfasts. This would then be connected to the platform, which would be swung around when using the bridge.

The day was really fun as we were able to see all our friends again and do another pioneering project. Some of the newer scouts were also able to learn some new lashings and techniques in pioneering. All in all, it was an awesome day!

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