Smoke Signals 2023 Q4

Welcome to the final issue of 2023 and welcome back to Scouts in 2024.

There’s also a PDF version of Smoke Signals 2023 Issue 4 available online, and limited printed copies available at the hall.

As always, a big thank-you to all who’ve contributed reports, and articles to Smoke Signals in 2023. This issue is dotted with scans from Troop STAs, and a couple of pack drawings too— all salvaged from obscurity by our vigilant contributors.

Birdlife South Africa has declared 2024 the Year of the Bateleur. Learn a little about this magnificent bird— its one of our Troop’s patrols.

Scout Troop

Scout Patrols

Cub Pack


This newsletter goes to a large number of 1st Claremont alumni as well as parents who were Scouts in other groups. If you have interesting memories or photos from your time as a Cub or Scout, please share them with us at

Looking forward to reporting all the exciting events lined up in 2024.

Yours in Scouting,
Smoke Signals

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