On a sunny spring morning in November 2020, eight eager Meerkats with their fathers or mothers met at Keurboom Park for an adventure. They had a map and had to negotiate tricky bridges, count distances, and climb trees. On the way back they picked up unusual items they found. It was meant to be leaves and feathers, but some keen-eyed Meerkats found the brightly decorated stones that are hidden in the Park. Afterwards, we shared a picnic together.
Together with learning about compasses and making a survival kit, this activity qualified the Meerkats for their first Challenge Badge – the Scoutcraft Adventure Badge. The picnic was also one of the Den Outings for the Bronze Star. Everything Meerkats do has a purpose!