Category: Advancement

Alex’s Discoverer Hike

One of the requirements for my Discoverer was to organise a hike of at least 10km. It was my first time doing this. We started in the Constantia Nek parking lot early on a Sunday morning, and followed the jeep track up Table Mountain. We chose to take the steep stairs at the beginning of …

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Ryan reports on Rozanna’s Discoverer hike

Oliver, Holly, Rozy and myself set out on a hike at Silvermine. It was a hot sunny day, but it was rather windy. We set out early morning on a path that winded up the mountain towards Muizenberg. The incline was steep but relatively easy and it was not long before there were great vistas. …

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Discoverer Hike Report and Log

There must be a cover page. Draw a strip map of a 2 kilometer stretch of the hike – any stretch is fine. You need to show a north – south line.  Log about half the hike (either the first half or the second half) using traditional compass logging techniques. There should be no more …

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Planning your Discoverer hike

Your hike plan must be submitted to the TS at least 5 days before your hike. It must include: Cover page  A description of your route. A map of our route, with the route clearly marked. Weather forecast Scouts who will be attending. How you will be logging your hike (including equipment required) Emergency numbers …

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Check if you know the patrol system

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The Springbok hike that shows when perseverance is what you need!

When I started planning by Springbok hike, I selected a nice route across the front of Sneeuberg. After the planning was mostly complete I had to scrap my first hike route. I was unable to get a permit because the area of the Cederberg I was planning to hike in was full. This all meant …

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Natasha’s Springbok Camp

On the 31 January 2020, excited scouts met up at the hall. We were going on Natasha’s Springbok Camp. Jack, Kristen, Alex, Aziz, Aidan, Jason, Sebastian and me (Ethan) were on camp. All of us were wanting to find what was in store for the weekend. I spied hot chocolate being packed in, at least …

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Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

On the 1st of June 2019, a team of scouts is building a bridge in Keurboom Park. This will be a day of training and achievement, as the scouts learn to tie lashings to the standard that large projects demand. The project to be constructed is the Thriftwood Unilock Bridge, more commonly known as the …

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