Meerkats is the first section of Scouting in South Africa. At 1st Claremont, we take boys and girls aged five and six in a Den of maximum size 16. Meerkats follow a trail of outdoor oriented activities and earn badges on their individual achievement. To encourage team spirit, Meerkats are organized into Burrows of four, with a qualified Scouter looking after their progress.
Meerkat Dens go on adventure explorations, Nature rambles, hold camps at home, have campfires, and do community service such as making special treats for health workers at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. They learn how to make volcanoes, give speeches, sing songs together, read a compass, and work on keeping fit.
Meerkats meet from 09h00 to 09h45 on a Saturday morning. Mostly the meetings are at the scout hall at 17 Bowwood Rd but meetings are also held away from the hall to do outdoor adventurous activity.