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Smoke Signals 2021 Second Edition

Quarter Two of 2021 has been busy – as the number of posts about exciting activities demonstrates! The level of engagement is wonderful to see – indeed our waiting list can’t keep up and we’re seeing demand for a new group in our area. In his SGL Update, our Group Leader shares some big news: [read more]

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Joel attends a First Class camp

We arrived on Saturday morning at Glencairn and started unpacking and setting up camp. We then started the advancements and made bread and a sort of stew for supper which tasted really good. Then we played stalk the lantern for a while and after that we did a bit of stargazing. Then around 9 PM [read more]

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Table Mountain Hole in the Wall Hike

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Cubs Pirate Adventure

One of the highlights of the term was the Pirate Adventure. This started at the Friday evening Cub meeting. Although the forecast predicted rain, the skies were clear and the Cubs were able to observe the stars and the moon as part of the Skies badge. The Cubs returned on Saturday in pirate costume for [read more]

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My Meerkat (Octopus) teacher

The Meerkats completed their Scientist Interest badge, learning how to make volcanoes and things with simple chemicals. They then worked hard on their World Around Us Challenge badge by giving talks about different countries – did we travel the world through their eyes! – and also learning about animals in the sea, air and on [read more]

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Cubs on the move

The term started with Katie, Charles and Jayden were invested as new Cubs. Three dads were also invested as Assistant Pack Scouters and presented their scarves by their daughters. Two Cubs earned their Leaping Wolf badge. A big part of the Leaping Wolf is the Personal Challenge. Rhys told us about recovering after surgery to [read more]

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Scout Group Leader update

To start with I’d like to congratulate our Smoke Signals editors and contributors for earning 2nd place in the national HV Marsh competition for Scout journalism! Last year we were in 1st place and this year we were runners up to 6th Rondebosch. Well done to them as well. Adult leaders The group keeps on [read more]

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Emily on her first camp

Simon’s Springbok camp was so much fun! I wasn’t even invested when I went so I found the camp fascinating and new. The badge that Simon focused on was  Fires and Cooking Scoutcraft. Simon did an excellent job at teaching us and made it so fun! Due to COVID-19 each person slept in their own [read more]

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