Tag: scouts

Upcoming Scout Events

The year for scouts will be characterised by the number of scouts that hope to register and complete the highest award that a scout can earn – the Springbok Scout. After a long drought of Springbok Scouts, the troop now regularly produces Springbok Scouts. At the time of publishing, 3 scouts – Natasha, Rebecca and …

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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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Annual Camp – a photo essay

December 2018 ended with the Annual Scout Camp at Appleton: with 17 Scouts and 18 Scouters attending.   Activities included a walk to the Kramat and the Noon Gun.   Team games like volley ball and an amazing race                     An outing to the Company Gardens …

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Annual Camp 2018 by Taybah

My 1st Claremont Troop Camp started on the 15th December 2018. We packed all our equipment for the camp, and then started our journey to Appleton Scout Base on Signal Hill. At Appleton we were divided into patrols. We hiked down Signal Hill to the noon gun. The navy officer gave us a bit of …

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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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The AGM – The Scout Group Leader’s Address

Below is the text of Tim, our Scout Group Leaders address, at the 2018 AGM. The Group Committee consists of volunteer parents, each with a defined role, to support the branches (troop and pack), in producing scouting. Karen has fulfilled the role of managing our important leasing activities which supports not only the troop and …

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Reflections

Recently our senior scouts hiked the Outeniqua and Harkerville Trails near Knysna. This was done as a substitute for the cancelled 2018 Senior Scout Adventure. The scouts did this hike on their own without any adult accompanying them or even being within 500 kms of them. I expected concerns to be raised by parents over …

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Founders Day 24th February 2019

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