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Equipment – before you blame your boots……..

Three tips to solving your boot problems Blisters while hiking can turn a great outing into a nightmare. All too often, we blame our boots when we get blisters or get black toenails. Many problems with “badly fitting” boots can be solved by these 3 very simple, yet overlooked ways of making your hikes more …

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Postberg Flower Trail

We did the Postberg Flower Trail, an overnight hike in the West Coast National Park. This was a great hike, not particularly demanding although fairly long and with highly variable weather, given the season. Booking early is essential and the rest is in the hands of the weather gods! Check out the photos and read …

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Postberg 2013

This hike from a weather point of view had it all. Sun and torrential rain! But what a nice hike. We hiked in separate groups as one of our scouts was doing his FIrst Class hike. The start point is at the entrance gate to Postberg itself and you start off across the flat plain, …

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For Scouts

Being a scout requires commitment and dedication. Sure you can be a scout without these but you will never get the real benefits of scouts and the experience will never be quite what it should be. Dedication and commitment will take up your time so that you will have less free time. So when join …

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Upton Trophy 2013

We came 36 out of 58. Well done to the team on a tough Upton.

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2013 Photo Album

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Cederberg, being on a base for the first time

Being on a base is not what what you think it is so here’s some tips 1. Your going to be on that base with the same people for ten days so make friends. Also talk to them a lot they can sometimes help you out with certain  things like when i stayed i met …

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About Scouts

Scouts have a very varied and diverse program and no two troops are exactly the same. Here at 1st Claremont we have a program which is orientated towards the outdoors, so we try to go on as many camps and hikes as we can. Many South African troops are also orientated towards the outdoors, a …

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Scouting for Adults

Prehaps more challenging for any scout group is not attracting the youth to join but attracting adults as leaders for the troop. Since scouting was founded, finding enough adults as leaders has been a challenging task for every scout group and more than one group has folded through lack of adult leaders. At 1st Claremont we …

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About Scouting

1st Claremont Scout Group is the oldest established scout troop in South Africa and indeed in Africa. Founded on the 3rd March 1908 there are few troops in the world that are older than we are and even fewer that are still operational. We are proud of our long history but it is who are are …

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