Smoke Signals – Third Edition 2019

Welcome to the third edition of Smoke Signals in 2019. Instead of a list of contents, you can skim this post and click on the articles that interest you. A different way to find content that interests you.

This year five of our senior scouts, along with 45 000 other scouts from around the world, attended the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in the USA. Read about this epic undertaking here  and here.

The highlight of term three was the Gordon’s Shield competition for senior scouts: 1st Claremont entered two teams and placed first for the second year in a row. The second team was a more junior team – read about their experience of this competition here.

Winning major scouting competitions like Gordon’s Shield and the Rayner Trophy (which 1st Claremont won earlier in the year) depends on having a committed troop – and patrol leaders who are able to inspire their patrols to give that little bit more. You can read about how of our two patrol leaders approach this task up here and here.

The scouts celebrated winter with a trip to the Cederberg and were able to explore the Cracks for the first time since the 2016 fire. Have a look at the photos of this memorable outing here.   

And as always at the start of the term, there was a troop hike – this time up Devil’s Peak.

The Cubs have been busy this term – read all about it here and here.

See what we have planned ahead for the rest of 2019 here, including an overnight hike between Greyton and McGregor, a day hike in the restricted Orangekloof and of course, the annual campfire and year-end camp. We do hope that scouts will make the time to attend the events planned.

And as always, we include the Committee notes and reflections from the Troop Scouter.

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