Our Meerkats started meeting this year on 6 February – on Zoom! Aided by their parents, we had four meetings, laying the foundation for their Scouting careers. We learnt about BP, how to sing Kumbaya, and played Scouting games that could be adapted for indoors.
Following the Meerkat Trail over several meetings, the Meerkats danced a simple gumboot dance, sang two songs, told a story and acted in a play. Thus they all earned the Entertainer Challenge Badge. Some Meerkats strode out on their own and have earned the Hiking Challenge badge. The outdoors is in their makeup.
Our most exciting day was on 13 February when we invested the first six Meerkats to 1st Claremont. Congratulations to our founder Meerkats and their families.
Top Row: Amy Jack (Meerkat), Judith Bishop (Den Leader), Neema Galetta (Recruit), Micaela Galvao-Hall (Meerkat) and Nick Hall (Assistant Den Leader)
Middle Row: Nicholas Koornhof (Meerkat), Ahren Vorster (Recruit), Ian Webb (Group Scout Leader), Katie van Putten (Meerkat)
Bottom Row: Beccy Hall (Assistant Den Scouter), Sarah du Toit (Meerkat) and Lucy du Toit (Assistant Den Scouter), Oliver Sutherland (Meerkat)
On 6 March, Meerkats will leave cyberspace and return to the Hall, where we hope the Den will flourish and grow.