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Poles for lashing projects

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Can anyone help with a resource for Poles? Our boys would like to build towers, gateways, and assorted instruments of distruction. We are located near Cincinnati, OH.

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Check your local property owner's wood lot- most owners would be willing to donated a few poles to the cause. Go cut your own poles from areas of the wood lot that need to be thinned. We use iron wood, but most hard wood species would work.

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Dear scouter

I trying to in my council to put together a lashing project program. Troops can go the the council camp. and pull off the shelf a lashing Kit. All they have to do is come to camp and build a project. When done put it back on the shelf. For the next troop. The poles and the ropes are put together in the form of kits. This would help you and other troops do these because of the same problem you are faceing now

Your in Scouting

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If you can find a nearby log home construction company, or someone who makes rustic log furniture, they might give you a lead as to where to find such poles. Look in the yellow pages.

 

Out here in Idaho, we actually have a couple of retail stores that sell poles for the hobbyist as well. But then, we have a lot more forest out here.

 

jack

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Start by defining what it is you need and how much. For example: 40 or so poles, of hardwood, with dimensions of between 3 to 6 inches in diameter and lengths of 8 to 20 feet. Then get in touch with the people who will know what landowners in your area might have such material and might be willing to let you come get it. Contacts: Does Ohio have a state forestry division? If it does, there might be a department that offers advice to private forestland owners. What about a local office of the National Resource Conservation Service? They work with private landowners too. Do you have a Forestry merit badge counselors in your district? Ask them. Are there any sawmills within a reasonable radius of your location? A sawmill will have a log buyer who knows who might have such material on their property. They're not going to bring it in for you, but they can put you in touch with the landowner.

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