Roy's Scouting Pages
The Scout Bridge
Detailed Pictures How It Was Built
This bridge was built in 1993 for my son to cross from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting. Since then it has seen over a thousand children bridge from kindergarten to first grade, Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, different levels in Girls Scouts and was even used for pictures at an 8th grade "Prom". Each year over a hundred kids, often along with there parents, cross this bridge into there future.
The bridge fits easily into most minivans and station wagon. It measures about 3 feet by 6 feet and stands about 4 feet high at the top of the hand rail. It takes about 15 minutes to put together and doesn't need any tools. I have a Boy Scout ceremony (Click to view, requires MS Word, PDF Version:Boy Scout ceremony ) and also a Girl Scout ceremony for using the bridge. There is a variety of ways to use the bridge and it can be decorated to fit many themes. You can see that the planks of the bridge are separate and can be used in a ceremony to build the bridge. The planks engraved with the Boy Scout law, but it's theme can fit most any purpose and lends a certain dignity and ceremony to its use.
If you would like to borrow the bridge (Phoenix, Arizona, East Valley area), please contact me at email@example.com
I have no plans for the bridge, but if you are interested in building one yourself (we need more of them) here are additional pictures and information to give you some help.
These documents contain detailed pictures of the bridge and its construction. Each is about 400K.