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UPDATE 23 September 2022:
The Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis announced at a Public meeting with the Durbanville Community last night that the proposed land sale of the 1st Durbanville property is being withdrawn by the City. We appreciate the City taking our and the Community concerns onboard and thank everyone for their support on this issue.

Original appeal below:
1st Durbanville need the urgent support of members following the CoCT advertising for comment the proposed sale of their leased land by public competition. This land has been leased from CoCT since the 1960’s and is home to one of our top Scout Groups. It provides a base for scouting in the Durbanville/Northern suburbs area, allows for camping and activities by Groups without similar facilities and is used by local community organisations as are many scout halls in the Metro.

The invitation to public to object, comment or give input to the sale was published on 26 August but as the Group and Region were not directly advised, only spotted later. It also contains an error in the email address for comment.

Please consider the proposed sale of this leased land which will impact directly on 1st Durbanville after so many years of providing Scouting to the community of Durbanville and others. If you oppose the sale please submit an objection directly as a citizen or ratepayer as invited by CoCT. Note Submissions close 27th September so please act now.

Emails should go to [email protected] with copy to [email protected] so we can be sure they are recorded.

For info
* Scouts SA 1st Durbanville had earlier submitted a request to purchase the land from CoCT
* We have been in discussion with the City in regard to this proposal for 18 months and voiced our concern and objection
* As with all leased sites the Group has been responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the land.
* The site has been leased to 1st Durbanville since 1964
* 1st Durbanville has over 100 members currently and has consistently been in our top performing groups over many years.

Scouts SA WC Region and 1st Durbanville have objected to the proposed sale and as ratepayers and citizens share this situation and invitation to comment with all members and families.

Please support 1st Durbanville in their efforts to save their site by submitting comments in your personal capacity.UPDATE
Gordon Shield full results are available at https://westerncape.scouts.org.za/category/competition-results/
Congratulations to 6th Rondebosch for winning and therefore retaining the Gordon Shield at Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre today. It was great to see 35 teams compete all together once again for the first time in 2 years (the competition was cancelled in 2020 and was run at two separate venues in 2021).
The next Scouts.Digital workshop will be focused on the Cub unit leaders and is on the 11th October. Please book before the 7th October. The Teams link will be sent after the closing date.
The Gilwell Reunion took place on 3 September. After three different outing options, Wood Badge holders and other Scouters got together for presentations of new Wood Badges, lunch and discussions at the Fernwood Scout Hall.
The Conservation Badge course was held at Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre - Wellington, Western Cape last weekend
October is purple month! Save the dates for Paint the Peaks Purple.
When: each Thursday evening in October. 6, 13, 20, 27th
Where: Lions Head up start point
Meet: 5pm or earlier if desired; aim to be at the peak at 6pm, returning to the car park by 7:30pm
Wear: purple Scout branded clothing if possible
Each group to appoint their own hike leader and apply for a hike permit.
You can also arrange your own Purple Peaks events in October on other peaks.
Remember to post your photos online and add the hashtags! #PurplePeaks #paintthepeakspurple #paintthelionpurple
Congratulations to 2nd Fish Hoek for winning the Orienteering competition at !Khwa ttu and 2nd Hout Bay and 6th Rondebosch for tying in second place. Full results will become available at https://westerncape.scouts.org.za/category/competition-results/
4th Claremont Fernwood Scouts has a new Scout Troop! The group was previously closed for many years but has now relaunched successfully at their hall in Almond Street, Fernwood, with Meerkats, Cubs and now Scouts. If you are interested in joining, please contact [email protected]
The Meerkats at 1st Muizenberg Sea Scouts held a cake sale to raise funds for Scouting in Schools Western Cape. A friend to all and a brother or a sister to every other scout! Thank you.
The Orienteering Competition will take place on 28 August - get your entries in by the closing date on the 19th!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the Table Mountain fire that’s been raging in Cape Town since Sunday morning.

Our gratitude goes out to the fire fighters, frontline workers and volunteers who are working hard to curb the fire and help those in need.

We encourage all Scouting members to assist as per the requests shared on social media. Western Cape Scouts

#community #tablemountainfire
I just learnt of the existence of Meercats in Claremont and would love for my son to try it out, can I have details please?
Proud to be a Scout!

"Scouting & Guiding Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Global Contribution Towards Peace & Dialogue"

Scouts South Africa in the Western Cape province SCOUTS South Africa is an independent, non-profit educational movement dedicated to the development of young people in achieving their full potential as individuals and responsible citizens.

Central in this programme is a continuous transference of values such as honesty, loyalty, responsibility, respect; all aimed at governing individual behaviour and the development of strong leadership skills that will equip members to be of service to others and to their communities.

Operating as usual

21/09/2022

UPDATE 23 September 2022:
The Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis announced at a Public meeting with the Durbanville Community last night that the proposed land sale of the 1st Durbanville property is being withdrawn by the City. We appreciate the City taking our and the Community concerns onboard and thank everyone for their support on this issue.

Original appeal below:
1st Durbanville need the urgent support of members following the CoCT advertising for comment the proposed sale of their leased land by public competition. This land has been leased from CoCT since the 1960’s and is home to one of our top Scout Groups. It provides a base for scouting in the Durbanville/Northern suburbs area, allows for camping and activities by Groups without similar facilities and is used by local community organisations as are many scout halls in the Metro.

The invitation to public to object, comment or give input to the sale was published on 26 August but as the Group and Region were not directly advised, only spotted later. It also contains an error in the email address for comment.

Please consider the proposed sale of this leased land which will impact directly on 1st Durbanville after so many years of providing Scouting to the community of Durbanville and others. If you oppose the sale please submit an objection directly as a citizen or ratepayer as invited by CoCT. Note Submissions close 27th September so please act now.

Emails should go to [email protected] with copy to [email protected] so we can be sure they are recorded.

For info
* Scouts SA 1st Durbanville had earlier submitted a request to purchase the land from CoCT
* We have been in discussion with the City in regard to this proposal for 18 months and voiced our concern and objection
* As with all leased sites the Group has been responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the land.
* The site has been leased to 1st Durbanville since 1964
* 1st Durbanville has over 100 members currently and has consistently been in our top performing groups over many years.

Scouts SA WC Region and 1st Durbanville have objected to the proposed sale and as ratepayers and citizens share this situation and invitation to comment with all members and families.

Please support 1st Durbanville in their efforts to save their site by submitting comments in your personal capacity.UPDATE

19/09/2022

There and back again!

Congratulations to the 6th Rondebosch team who traveled to Hawequas this past weekend to take part in the Gordon Shield Competition. Despite fierce competition, as evidenced by the incredibly close scores, the team was victorious. A huge thank you to all those involved, as well as the judges who attended. Looking forward to next year!

18/09/2022

Gordon Shield full results are available at https://westerncape.scouts.org.za/category/competition-results/

18/09/2022

Congratulations to 6th Rondebosch for winning and therefore retaining the Gordon Shield at Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre today. It was great to see 35 teams compete all together once again for the first time in 2 years (the competition was cancelled in 2020 and was run at two separate venues in 2021).

15/09/2022

The next Scouts.Digital workshop will be focused on the Cub unit leaders and is on the 11th October. Please book before the 7th October. The Teams link will be sent after the closing date.

13/09/2022

The Gilwell Reunion took place on 3 September. After three different outing options, Wood Badge holders and other Scouters got together for presentations of new Wood Badges, lunch and discussions at the Fernwood Scout Hall.

The Conservation Badge course took place at #Hawequas this weekend. Scouts were introduced to the amazing #fynbos and wildlife in the area, and learnt about their responsibility towards our natural environment. Photos by @elton.leroux #scoutssa 13/09/2022

The Conservation Badge course took place at #Hawequas this weekend. Scouts were introduced to the amazing #fynbos and wildlife in the area, and learnt about their responsibility towards our natural environment. Photos by @elton.leroux #scoutssa

The Conservation Badge course was held at Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre - Wellington, Western Cape last weekend

The Conservation Badge course took place at #Hawequas this weekend. Scouts were introduced to the amazing #fynbos and wildlife in the area, and learnt about their responsibility towards our natural environment. Photos by @elton.leroux #scoutssa

Timeline photos 11/09/2022

October is purple month! Save the dates for Paint the Peaks Purple.
When: each Thursday evening in October. 6, 13, 20, 27th
Where: Lions Head up start point
Meet: 5pm or earlier if desired; aim to be at the peak at 6pm, returning to the car park by 7:30pm
Wear: purple Scout branded clothing if possible
Each group to appoint their own hike leader and apply for a hike permit.
You can also arrange your own Purple Peaks events in October on other peaks.
Remember to post your photos online and add the hashtags!

30/08/2022

Congratulations to 2nd Fish Hoek for winning the Orienteering competition at !Khwa ttu and 2nd Hout Bay and 6th Rondebosch for tying in second place. Full results will become available at https://westerncape.scouts.org.za/category/competition-results/

24/08/2022
Our new Scout Troop is growing! We opened the troop this term for ages 11 to 17, with a strong team of young adult leaders. The Scouts are learning a lot and having fun along the way. 19/08/2022

Our new Scout Troop is growing! We opened the troop this term for ages 11 to 17, with a strong team of young adult leaders. The Scouts are learning a lot and having fun along the way.

4th Claremont Fernwood Scouts has a new Scout Troop! The group was previously closed for many years but has now relaunched successfully at their hall in Almond Street, Fernwood, with Meerkats, Cubs and now Scouts. If you are interested in joining, please contact [email protected]

Our new Scout Troop is growing! We opened the troop this term for ages 11 to 17, with a strong team of young adult leaders. The Scouts are learning a lot and having fun along the way.

16/08/2022

Looking for a way to give back to young people in your community?

Want to meet new people, learn new skills and have fun in the outdoors?

Look no further! SCOUTS South Africa is the place for you!

SCOUTS South Africa offers engaging programmes to children and youth aged 5 - 30. Programmes are run by adult volunteers nationwide. Training and peer support is ongoing!

To get involved click here: https://www.scouts.org.za/get-involved/be-an-adult-volunteer/

Meerkats 2022 Term 3 16/08/2022

The Meerkats at 1st Muizenberg Sea Scouts held a cake sale to raise funds for Scouting in Schools Western Cape. A friend to all and a brother or a sister to every other scout! Thank you.

04/08/2022

The Orienteering Competition will take place on 28 August - get your entries in by the closing date on the 19th!

Photos from Scouting in Schools Western Cape's post 02/08/2022

Photos from Scouting in Schools Western Cape's post

Photos from 1st Kirstenhof Sea Scout Group's post 30/07/2022

Photos from 1st Kirstenhof Sea Scout Group's post

27/07/2022

Archery is one of the activities that Scouts can enjoy at the 15-23 December 2022 Adventure. Apply at www.scouts.org.za/adventure by the closing date in 4 days time!

Photos from Scouts South Africa's post 19/07/2022

Photos from Scouts South Africa's post

18/07/2022

Children and volunteers from the 1st Tableview, 1st Blaauwberg and 1st Edgemead Scout Groups are rallying to donate Jars of Hope to local charities in honour of Mandela Day. "We want to give people a very filling and warm meal that is easy for anyone to make", says 1st Table View Pack Scouter Charmaine de K**k. "Our children prepare the jars themselves. In doing so, they learn to appreciate what they have at home and see that their own dinners are something to be valued. They see that they too can give a little bit of time to give to others and to create hope. Their homes are now extended to another home as they can help another person too, regardless of their age.”
Western Cape Scouts

16/07/2022

Registrations close on the 31 July 2022 to attend the Senior Scout Adventure in the Cederberg from the 15-23 December 2022. The Adventure consists of 3 hiking trails covering the full expanse of the Cederberg that can either be hiked in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction from which one can be chosen by the hiking Patrol. Along the hiking trail, bases such as Water Activities, Dutch Oven, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering (Sneeuberg) and Pizza are some of the bases that can be enjoyed.

The Adventure is open to all senior scouts who are over the age of 15 on 15 December 2022. Adults over the age of 18 are welcome too in an all adult Patrol. If you cannot make up a Patrol we will allocate one to you.

The cost for the Adventure is R4600 per participant payable in two installments of R2300 where the first payment is to be made by the 31 July 2022 and the balance by the 30 September 2022.

Apply now to attend the Adventure by creating an account at www.scouts.org.za/adventure and then registering.

Instagram: seniorscoutadventure

14/07/2022

One of the activities at the Senior Scout Adventure is the Rock Climbing base which is run near the summit of Tafelberg. It involves climbing a rock pitch, a Tyrolean traverse and a free abseil. A totally exhilarating and incredible experience

Photos from Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre - Wellington, Western Cape's post 12/07/2022

Photos from Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre - Wellington, Western Cape's post

Photos from Scouting in Schools Western Cape's post 09/07/2022

Photos from Scouting in Schools Western Cape's post

Photos from Scouts South Africa's post 08/07/2022

Photos from Scouts South Africa's post

08/07/2022

The BP Award is the highest Award a young adult can achieve through Rovering. Rover, adult volunteer and Appleton Campsite Head Warden Johann Harzon recently achieved his award. "It is a journey of self-discovery, adventure and friendship that takes you to places you’d never think you would go. Through Rovers, I have travelled the country and made countless friends and for this I am grateful. Grateful for the memories, the opportunities and most importantly, grateful for the life it has afforded me to lead." Full story here: https://www.scouts.org.za/news/

South African Rovers

17/06/2022

Scouts are invited to join the memorial service for Angela Hillier, RTC Meerkats. Angela passed away last week after a long battle with illness which she fought quietly and strongly in true Scout spirit. She was very active in our region and aside from her busy role as Regional Coordinator for Meerkats Angela also served as the SGL of the Durbanville/Kraaifontein Scout Group and was a member of the Regional Adult Training team.

Despite her health challenges Angela took on the role of RTC Meerkats to launch Meerkats in Western Cape just prior to the Lockdown challenges. Despite these challenges Angela worked tirelessly to establish Meerkats in 11 Groups across the Region, building a committed and energetic support team and laying the foundation for future growth of Meerkats in many more groups.

Angela lived her Scout Laws and Promise to the full.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Stephen her husband, sons Caleb, Joseph and Jonathan, family and fellow scouts at this difficult time.

💜💔🙏

Photos from Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre - Wellington, Western Cape's post 13/06/2022

Photos from Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre - Wellington, Western Cape's post

Photos from YearBeyond's post 03/06/2022

Photos from YearBeyond's post

Photos from Nature Connect's post 03/06/2022

Photos from Nature Connect's post

02/06/2022
Photos from Appleton Scout Campsite's post 30/05/2022

Photos from Appleton Scout Campsite's post

09/05/2022

The Upton Shield is a junior Scout hiking competition and this year attracted a good number of teams at 65. The hike started at the Hawequas Forest Station and Scouts hiked into Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre.

Congratulations to 1st Claremont for winning the competition. Congratulations too, to 6th Rondebosch, 2nd Bergvliet and 2nd Fish Hoek who all tied in second place.

Full results are available at https://westerncape.scouts.org.za/category/competition-results/

22/04/2022
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21/04/2022

Hi, I'm Annsley Spies the Mitchell's Plain DC, and I would like to thank the 1st Westridge Pack Akela Irma Cotton.

She is a very v-e-r-y STRONG, committed, hardworking senior citizen and I feel she is a huge asset to the Scout Movement. Irma gives her Cubs the B-E-S-T E-V-E-R Scouting experiences possible.

Despite her age. she goes for computer classes to keep up with the era of technology. This shows our children that you are never too old to learn new things, and that anything is possible if you work at it.

Irma is skilled and creative in ALL areas, whether it be her paperwork, scrapbooking, or visual aids for Cub activities. Everything she does is of a high standard. Her teaching strategies are brilliant and she makes sure to make them fun, and interactive like teaching the compass the 'Tik Tok' way! But I must say that of all her Scouting skills, knotting is her forte! Irma specializes in that, and so do ALL her Cubs.

Akela Irma Cotton was also the first Akela to create a play about "The Jungle Background". She made costumes for each animal character, created a Den and decorated it with all the jungle characters. She also created a Garden of Hope on the Pack premises.

The children in our community really struggle sometimes as life can be hard in Mitchell's Plain, but Irma makes life brighter for them, and gives them joy.

Her outstanding performance doesn't go unnoticed. She's a remarkable woman , an Akela with strength and a true Scout Hero to all who know her.

14/04/2022

Gauteng Rovers have appealed for donations to aid flood-affected communities in KZN. Donations of bottled water, blankets, baby formula, baby clothes, nappies, tinned food, sanitary pads, warm clothes & jackets can be ordered online via grocery delivery services for delivery to 8 venues in Gauteng on Friday, or donations can be made by EFT.

Let's support our Rovers in helping people affected in KZN.

Western Cape Scouter - SCOUTS South Africa Wiki 29/03/2022

Western Cape Scouter - SCOUTS South Africa Wiki

The March edition of Western Cape Scouter is out!

Make sure you read the Jambo'niqua 2021 article which highlights the fantastic experience had by Scouts and Guides in the Outeniqua district, George. Of course though, you should read all the other articles too!

It is most pleasing to see how there is so much Scouting activity on the go with the lifting of some Covid restrictions. We have seen large events being the Rayner Trophy and the Kon-Tiki raft building weekend take place which Meerkats, Cubs, Scouts and judges enjoyed. Currently PLTU is running. Badge courses have resumed in a big way. Sandvlei is open again. There is truly much joy to be had in Scouting as we slowly move into a hopefully new and less restrictive phase of the pandemic. There are so many fantastic and happy scouting stories to be told and once again some of these are reflected in this edition of the Western Cape Scouter. Perhaps there are other untold stories so you are always welcome to send them to me. The closing date for the next Western Cape Scouter is 24 June 2022. Many thanks to all the contributors.

Western Cape Scouter - SCOUTS South Africa Wiki The aim of the newsletter is to highlight the action and excitement that Scouting is delivering to youth across our Scout groups.

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BP Sunday
"Stomp" being played at the Leadership Development Course (LDC2)
LDC1 Chariot Race
Upton Shield Fall In
Flag party entering the BP Sunday ceremony held at 1st Strand's Scout hall

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124 Belvedere Road
Claremont
7700

General information

The Aim of SCOUTS South Africa is to encourage the spiritual, mental, social and physical development of boys, girls and young adults in achieving their full potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities by:
- developing their character;
- training them in citizenship;
- developing their spiritual, social, mental and physical qualities

The Scout Movement is based on the following principles:

Duty to God:
Adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to the religion that expresses them and acceptance of the duties resulting therefrom.

Duty to others:
Loyalty to one's country in harmony with the promotion of local, national and international peace, understanding and co-operation.
Participation in the development of society with recognition and respect for the dignity of one's fellow-man and for the integrity of the natural world.

Duty to self:
Responsibility for the development of oneself.

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