Feedback on our Pioneering site received during first year

“You told us about this site on Nights Away recently – very good! Well done!” – Peter Morris, GLSW

“Just discovered your site and firstly I’d like to say well done on a great resource. I’m a Cub Scout and venture scout leader in Ireland and my scout unit doesn’t get involved in a lot of pioneering projects but I think I can get them interested in a lot of the projects you have here. I just spent the last hour downloading them all!! Again great job on the site and I wish you continued success.” Yours in scouting, Keith O’Neill

“I am very happy to visit this site; it has wonderful projects.” Khalid

“Well done and thanks, this is wonderful.” Chas Cochand

“Fantastic! At last, the resource that the Movement deserves and full credit to all of you. Unfortunately, I left the editor’s seat before we could get all of your work into print but I think this resource far exceeds the effect a printed resource would have had on the movement. I hope that HQ continues to heavily promote its existence.” Rob Crabb The editor of Scouting Magazine who commissioned the original articles

“Congratulations on a great website, I’m sure it will become a great resource for many.” Paul Brown, Bristol

“This looks like a great website and will be a fantastic port of call for pioneering, still looking but there looks like some great ideas here. Thanks.” Simon Payne

“Hi and thank you for a great plan. Our scouts from 6th Worcester built the swing boat over the weekend and they loved it.” Steve Molland, Worcester

“Having recently discovered your site I love all the different ideas and look forward to trying them out with my scouts.” DJ

“Would just like to say thank you very much for these pioneering projects. We are off to camp next and they are going to come in very handy.” Karen O’Riley

“As basic skills instructor for Coventry scout county training team, I already use a lot of old scout magazine projects in our training programme, including some of your designs. They are very good and I find most Scouters only need a little added confidence to try some of these with their own units. Keep up the good work.” Roger Brown, Coventry

“I am very pleased to see that you still have in your projects a bridge I submitted to Scout base a number of years ago. I find this website a very useful tool for this activity.” Steve Buxton

“Thanks for a fantastic site. I run a troop in Benoni, South Africa, and write a blog at I concentrate on new pioneering projects, and I’d like to write about some of your projects, in particular the millennium dome.” Peter Le Roux, South Africa

“I am a scoutmaster in scouting Korsou from Curacao and like to receive free pioneering projects for my scouts.” Verrien Martina

“Thanks, folks! I am a Scoutmaster in Lynnwood, WA (about 30 minutes north of Seattle, WA) and I have been asked to build a new crossover bridge. Your project descriptions are very good-I’m sure I can adapt them to an indoor suspension bridge. I found a jpeg of what I think is ideal sometime back, but I lost it. Despite hours of surfing and three pioneering books, I could not get the answers…until I found this website. The most difficult part is tying in the steps and handrails-cheers.” Tim Lynnwood, WA

“In addition to the above credits, we have received comments and queries regarding pioneering projects from around the world including Lelana Hudson in Quebec, Canada; Corin Urquhart, 1st Picton Scouts, New South Wales, Australia; Una O’Regan in Cork, Ireland and from GirlGuiding UK who have asked us to become involved in their centenary celebrations.”

“I luv your website.. Full of great projects. Keep it up. Cheers.” Dinh Tran (Australia)

“First of all I’d like to congratulate you on this absolutely fantastic website you have put together. It is simply the best website I could find on pioneering and one of the easiest websites I’ve ever been on in terms of navigating around the site. Its a credit to you and no doubt the time, effort and money you put into this must of been immense.” Glenn webster 35th dublin (donore avenue) Scout Leader, Ireland

“I am excited to have found this website and to have discovered the wonderful resource that it is for me and our scout troop in orem, utah. Thank you for the time, effort and service you have provided so that others like me may benefit so wonderfully.” Mike Forsyth (Utah)

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls