7 Mar 2019

Scouts build large engineering projects

Scouts worked in teams over the weekend to build swings and bridges, using bamboo and rope.

This is part of a step-by-step programme to teach basic engineering skills. New scouts start by learning basic knots and build small projects, like tables and chairs. By the time they work on the prestigious Chief Scout’s Award in their final year, they have the skills to lead a small team to build large towers or bridges.

Claire Bratton (Y8) led a team to build a swing, while Charles-Gautier Joly and Lionel Troy (Y9) helped tie over 60 knots to build a trestle bridge.

Over 50 Scouts and leaders from 150th Hong Kong and 299th Sai Kung camped at Tai Tam Scout Center. It was a wet weekend – but everyone was prepared, and all the tents held up. Pouring rain was not going to deter anyone from getting a fire going and performing skits and songs, and of course, roasting marshmallows…

By Corinne Vigniel, Scout Leader, 150th Hong Kong Scouts, St Stephen’s, Stanley


Scouts making models.


Scouts sitting on the trestle bridge.

Camille and Sonia with Claire’s team work on square lashing.

Brendan with Nicholas’ team having a big smile on swing.

David carries marshmallows.

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