Category: Advancement

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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Springbok Pioneering with Natasha

On Saturday actually the 13th of April to be precise the troop took part in a construction project run be me. This must not be mistaken for the pioneering project that took place the next day on the Sunday. We set out to build a mini tower and once we had taken out all the …

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Boatswains Course by Justin

Sea Scout courses are very much foreign to most land scouts as we generally don’t stray to that side of things. However, this year I attended a senior Sea Scout course called Boatswain. This course has two parts; to teach you how to repair any damages done to a boat and the other part of this course …

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The 1st Claremont Senior Scout 2018 Adventure by Natasha

In the December holidays of 2018 the seniors of the troop were privileged enough to hike in the Outeniqua forest. As part of the trail was burnt due to the recent Knysna fires we were to meet up with the trail on its fourth day. As we thought that the right path that was joining …

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Scouts Digital

Scouts Digital is the online administration system for all scouts in South Africa. There is no other recognised system. 1st Claremont was one of the early adopters of the system. Scouts Digital can be accessed here. Registration on Scouts Digital To be registered on the system, a scout must have a unique email (they cannot …

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Badge Courses

Badge courses for certain badges are run by the Region. This option is only available in the Western Cape and is, in our view, one of the most outstanding aspects of scouting in the Western Cape. Scouts meet other scouts and make great friends on these courses and they learn new skills to an externally …

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D Le Jeune Springbok Camp 2017

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Bats Patrol Survival Camp

In early September, the Bateleurs Patrol went on a Survival Camp! We went to Petervale Campsite. We split into two teams on the first day. Everyone learned how to build survival shelters – using only a couple of ropes and a groundsheet – and the scouts were put to the test that night, sleeping in the …

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