At the World Scout Jamboree, a test of pioneering (and courage)

“When you get to the top, hang onto your rope!”

Those aren’t the words you’ll typically hear on a Ferris wheel.

Then again, this isn’t your typical Ferris wheel. This is the World Scout Jamboree version, a feat of pioneering that puts any monkey bridge I ever built to shame.

It was created in part by the Danish contingent, who live in the homeland of the famous Tivoli amusement park.

In all, there are a half-dozen wooden attractions, including several variations of swings.

Seeing the jamboree from high above on a Ferris wheel made of wood and hearing it creak and groan as it moves combined for an experience I won’t soon forget.