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Towering effort for Alberni scouts

Members of the Third Arrowsmith Scout Group lash another cross pole onto a tower built on the Arbutus RV lot on Johnston Road, last weekend. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts helped erect the tower in honour of Guide-Scout Week in the Alberni Valley. - SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News
Members of the Third Arrowsmith Scout Group lash another cross pole onto a tower built on the Arbutus RV lot on Johnston Road, last weekend. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts helped erect the tower in honour of Guide-Scout Week in the Alberni Valley.
— image credit: SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News

Last weekend members of the Third Arrowsmith Scout Group built themselves a wooden tower in honour of Scout-Guide Week in the Alberni Valley. The tower is visible in front of Arbutus RV on Johnston Road.

Members of the older Scouts spent much of Saturday lashing support pieces to the main poles. On Sunday, Beaver-Scouts and Cub-Scouts joined in the party. Parents finished off the tallest part of the tower and proclaimed it safe for adventurers. It will come down Sunday.

While this is not the first tower to ever be built by a scouting group in the Alberni Valley, it is the first time since the Alberni Mall closed that the scouts have done something so public, Troop Scouter Pete Batt said.

“Scouts are big on pioneering or engineering projects and this is the easiest one to do,” he added.

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