For Parents

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A Balanced Life

We have noted that when some children join scouts their lives are very busy with school activities and/ or family activities. As a result they are not able to attend many scout functions and they often lose interest or become frustrated and leave scouts. Because of the lack of interest, they can also become disruptive …

Annual Subscriptions – 2017

The Group charges an annual subscription to parents. The annual subscription is one of our most important fund raising sources. Part of the annual subscription is paid to Scouts SA as the annual membership fee. The remaining amount is used to fund part of our activities and equipment purchases for the Group. Please put 2016 …

Booking for Activities

It is a key part of our program that we run extensive outdoor activities. The scouters give up much of their weekends to run these activities. Outdoor activities take extensive planning including booking, transport arrangements, food, if applicable, attendance, financial arrangements, permit applications as well as the actual activity itself. In order to minimise this …

Communication

1st Claremont makes every attempt to communicate effectively with both parents and scouts. We do this through various media.  Email The primary form of communication is email and it is essential that we have email addresses for parents at the minimum. Notices and activity bookings are all notified through email. We maintain a mailing list …

Costs

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Financial Assistance

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Group Structure

When you first encounter scouting, it can be very confusing. This section gives some clarity on the structure of the troop so that you are not at sea when discussing scouts with your child. Cubs Cubs is the branch of scouting for children between ages 7 and 11. Once a cub reaches age 11, they …

Maintenance

The scout hall was built in 1940 and was expanded by the addition of the stage and the basement in 1952 (at the cost of 900 pounds). It is thus more than 75 years old and while some parts have been replaced over time (such as the roof), most of the hall is essentially the …

Meetings and Activities

You may be mystified when you child comes back from scouts and starts talking about First Class, Reef knots, square lashings and Kon-Tiki. These pages set out some of the basic concepts and try to demystify the arcane areas of scouts. Meetings and Activities We meet every Thursday evening from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, except over …

Risk & Risk Mitigation

Scouting is not a safe activity. It is this lack of “safe” that attracts our scouts. The adventure that they enjoy is enjoyable because they are taking risks. To make scouting “safe” would remove the essence of scouting and be the death knell of the movement. This is not to say that no cognisance is …

Termination of Membership

There are two instances when membership may be terminated: at the instance of the scout at the instance of the troop. It is entirely normal for a child to lose interest in scouts. This loss of interest may be temporary or it may be permanent. Temporary loss of  interest often just needs encouragement to get …

The Broader Scouting Structure

For an explanation of the Group Structure click here. Above the Group are the: District; Region; National; International. District Several Groups form a District, headed by a District Commissioner. We are in the Liesbeck District along with 2nd and 6th Rondebosch, 1st and 3rd Pineland, 1st Rosebank and 3rd Claremont (SACS). The District Commissioner provides …

Uniform at 1st Claremont

Scouts have worn uniforms since the start of scouting in 1908. While the standards and requirements have varied from time to time, the fact of a uniform as been a constant. Uniforms are worn for various reasons, apart from tradition. They give a sense of belonging; they are used to display the advancement of the …

Work Party – 10 September 2016

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