Scout Pioneering is the original big build. Challenge yourself to build out of wood poles and rope, a project that you could perhaps climb over, slide down, catapult an object, create a gateway… and much more.


Let your imagination work with your knotting, lashing and pioneering skills to build something spectacular

At Glenny Wood we have a fabulous range of poles from 3 feet to 12 feet in length and rope.


The poles and lots of blue rope are available in the pole store.


If you want to build something spectacular tells us your plans and we will see if we have the kit.


If you need advice / help just let us know.


Some ideas to get you thinking can be found at or other websites

Don’t forget the John Sweet book on Scout Pioneering. It’s a few years old but really good…..

To help you run the activity I have produced the following information for guidance and to be followed please

Factsheet - all the info you need to set up and run the activitiy - Info>>>>

Risk Assessments - Draft form for you to review and amend to meet the risks associated with your use of the equipment and Young People - Info>>>>

Packing away guidelines have been produced to help you tidy up the activity and put everything away. - Info>>>>

At Glenny Wood Scout Campsite we welcome members of the Scout and Guide Association and D of E Groups, along with other organisations with a similar ethos to that of The Scout Association

Sorry - We are not open to the general public to camp / stay on site

The cost to hire the Pioneering equipment for a AM / PM / Evening sesson,

which is approximetly 2 hours is -  £10

To book the please use the booking form>>>>.

Please send us in your photos of what you have built

Be safe - follow the factsheet

Have FUN

Glenny Wood is the Campsite of Gordano District Scouts

Charity Commission registered number 289643