Category: Advancement

Leaping Wolves during lockdown

The Leaping Wolf badge is the top badge a cub can earn before turning 11 and going up to scouts. Last year we had a record number of Leaping Wolves in the Pack, and this year is starting well with Kiran earning his badge log book, and Rhys and Matthew not far behind. Earning the [read more]

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Cubs donate Packets of Love

One of the Cub activities for the first term was to make #HospitalHeroes care packages for the health care workers staffing the Covid wards at Groote Schuur hospital. This was tied into our valentine’s day programme. Each pack contained a bottle water or boxed fruit juice, a chocolate bar or energy bar, a sachet of cappuccino or hot [read more]

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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 [read more]

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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. [read more]

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Discoverer Hike Report and Log

There must be a cover page. Log your hike using traditional compass logging techniques. There should be no more than 15 compass points logged and no less than 10. Your log should include in a grid format: the compass direction you are travelling in; The distance you have travelled (rounded to the nearest 100m); comments [read more]

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Planning your Discoverer hike

Please look here before you commence planning 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 your route, with the route clearly marked (Google Maps is NOT sufficient). Weather forecast. Which scouts will be attending. [read more]

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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 [read more]

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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 [read more]

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