Category: Competitions

Scouting Competitions

We win Gordon Shield 2019

Scouters report on the Gordon Shield 2019

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We win the Rayner Trophy – and take the top two positions!

In March, 1st Claremont entered two teams into the challenging Rayner Trophy. I was a part of a team with APL Justin Cheney, P3 Matthew Gammon and P4 Simon Bean. The Rayner Trophy is an overnight hiking competition, run within a 100 km radius of Cape Town every year. The first day of the competition …

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Rachel is part of the Upton Shield team

1st Claremont at the 2019 Upton Shield

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Gordon Shield 2018

For the first time since 1972 1st Claremont won the Gordon Shield. This win is especially notable for several reasons: This is only the second mixed gender patrol to win Gordon Shield (1st Pinelands were the first with two girls in the patrol); The majority of the patrol was girls (5 girls); The winning team …

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Rayner Trophy 2017

For the first time in many years we entered two teams into the Rayner Trophy, one experienced and one with no experience of Rayner. The competition followed the Highlands Trail which proved beneficial we hiked the trail a few years ago and it was also done as a First Class hike a year or two …

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Awards for 2016

2016 was a good year at 1st Claremont. In the Star Awards, the Cub Pack achieved a Gold Star, the Troop achieved a Bronze Star, one Patrol achieved a Gold Star, and two achieved Silver. In the Tonkin Trophy, which ranks all the groups in the Western Cape, we came 7th overall. Well done everyone!

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Gordon Shield 2015

For the first time in many years and possibly in 107 years we entered two teams into Gordon Shield. It was substantially more demanding and expensive to enter two teams, both in equipment and organisation but we felt the effort was more than worth it. As is the norm, the competition was held at Hawequas with …

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Gordons Shield

The Gordons Shield is a long standing competition in the Western Cape with a history which can be found here. The Gordons Shield is a standing camp format. Back in the older days (about 30 years ago) it was held in March/ April but these days it is held in August/ September which means it …

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