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Wrotham Road,

Meopham, 

Kent, 

DA13 0QJ

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Paper Engineering

Dave Moesli

District Explorer Scout Commissioner


Last night's District Explorer meeting was “Paper Engineering” The 50 plus Explorers present at Hopehill were set two tasks working in small groups of 4-6.


The first was to build the tallest tower possible from a single newspaper and a small roll of tape. The towers were judged on design and height, with the tallest reaching 2.4 metres.

The second task was to build a bridge, using the same materials to span the 1.5 metre gap between two tables. The bridges were then weight tested with the most successful supporting the weight of 6 metal kettles and 5 eggs.

Dave Moesli

District Explorer Scout Commissioner






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