Basic Camp Gateway


  • 8 x light spars 2.5m (8ft) long
  • 2 x light spars 2m (6ft) long
  • 4 x light spars 1.5m (4ft) long
  • Sisal
  • Large pegs or pickets
  • Troop name board


The sides of the gateway are made from two narrow trestles. As they will not be carrying a great load they should only need a single diagonal brace, which saves time.

The sides are held upright by an additional spar lashed to the middle of the top horizontal spar with a square lashing. The position of this outer leg should be adjusted so that the sides lean outwards slightly and can stand on their own.

Lash the two remaining spars across the top of the gateway and hang your name board from the front.

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