Large Pulley

Need a pulley to tension rope or for that aerial runway you’ve always wanted to build? Then the District has just what your looking for!

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Description

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.  Pioneering is a great way to teach practical skills, teamwork and problem solving.

The name comes from the 18th and 19th century military engineers who went ahead of an army to “pioneer” a route, which could involve building bridges and towers with rope and timber (for example the Royal Pioneer Corps).

Pioneering skills include knot tying (tying ropes together), lashing (tying spars together with rope), whipping (binding the end of a rope with thin twine), splicing (joining or binding the end of a rope using its own fibres), and skills related to the use, care and storage of ropes, spars and related pioneering equipment.

Pioneering Project Ideas

  • Aerial runways
  • Ballistae
  • Benches
  • Bridges
  • Camp gadgets
  • Camp gateways
  • Catapults
  • Chairs
  • Chippewa Kitchens
  • Dressers
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Flagpoles
  • Merry-Go-Rounds
  • Rafts
  • See Saws
  • Swing Sets
  • Swinging Ships
  • Tables
  • Towers
  • Trebuchets