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What is Kon-Tiki? Kon-tiki is a competition based on the exploits of Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian anthropologist who sailed a raft of balsa from South America to the Polynesian Islands to prove that it was possible that the Polynesians were descended from ancient inhabitants of South America. Kon Tiki was an old name for the …

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About Scouting

1st Claremont Scout Group is the oldest established scout troop in South Africa and indeed in Africa. Founded on the 3rd March 1908 there are few troops in the world that are older than we are and even fewer that are still operational. We are proud of our long history but it is who are are …

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Every year we enter scout competitions. This page provides access to the particular pages for each competition which has links to information from previous years including instructions, comments, marksheets and analysis. The object is to provide a resource which allows preparation for competitions to be easier and more comprehensive. It is disheartening to go on …

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Photo Galleries

At 1st Claremont when we do great scouting activities we try to take photos. We also have hundreds of photos from our long history. You can have a look at what scouting is all about by looking over the last few years of photos or you can browse our history.  

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The Founder – Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell (BP) was born as Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell in London on 22 February 1857. BP was the youngest of 7 children. His father died when he was 3 years old and his mother subsequently changed the name of her children to Baden-Powell. BP was awarded a scholarship to Charterhouse, a prestigious school. He first …

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Joining Cubs or Scouts

Joining Cubs or Scouts is easy! The first step is to contact us and check whether we are currently accepting new members, or if we are full and adding new applicants to our waiting list. If we are full, we can also refer you to other groups in the area. If we are accepting new …

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