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Reaching New Heights: Introducing the Tallest Tower Challenge to Scouts Canada by Fluor Canada

May 31, 2023

Scouts Canada and Fluor Canada are teaming up for a new STEM Challenge; together, we hope to foster a sense of ingenuity and inspire young minds to explore their full potential. As we venture into a new era of innovation and creativity, Fluor Canada is thrilled to introduce an exhilarating challenge that will engage Scouts in an exciting quest to construct the tallest tower imaginable. Brace yourselves, Scouts, as we present the Tallest Tower Challenge!

The Tallest Tower Challenge is a competition designed to test the limits of innovation, teamwork, and problem-solving skills among Scouts in Canada. This thrilling endeavour will encourage participants to think outside the box, collaborate with their fellow scouts, and build structures that reach new heights. 


Why Fluor Canada?

Fluor Canada, a leading engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance company, has partnered with Scouts Canada to bring this extraordinary challenge to life. Fluor's commitment to pushing boundaries, embracing diversity, and nurturing talent align perfectly with the values Scouts Canada holds dear.  


How it Works:

The challenge will be open to all Scouts across Canada, offering them a unique opportunity to showcase their ingenuity and construction skills. Scouts will form teams and be tasked with designing and building the tallest tower using a specific set of materials (30 sheets of paper, and tape). The tower can be constructed using various engineering techniques, and innovative methods the scouts can develop. 


Throughout the challenge, scouts will be encouraged to document their progress, share their experiences, and learn from one another. This collaborative aspect will foster a sense of camaraderie and encourage scouts to exchange ideas and techniques, further enriching their scouting journey.


Submission Process:

Upload the video of your creation in action using this submission link: Deadline June 30th. 

Remember to show the height of the tower AND ensure the video shows the full 1 min without collapsing. 

Submit Video

The winning team will be showcased in the Summer edition of ‘the Woggle’ and including a behind-the-scenes tour of Fluor Canada's state-of-the-art facilities, an exclusive mentorship opportunity with Fluor engineers, and recognition as the creators of the tallest tower in Scouts Canada history.


Building Skills for Life:

The Tallest Tower Challenge aims to inspire scouts to develop essential life skills that will serve them well beyond this exciting competition. Scouts will enhance their creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork abilities. By encouraging scouts to push their boundaries, the challenge provides a platform for personal growth, fostering a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence and sparking Scout’s curiosity of a future passion for Engineering.