Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Because of the nature of this event, and to keep the excitement up, a "cattie" competition was also held.
Greg, our Troop Leader, completed the last task as required to complete his earning a "Springbok Award".
The picture above shows some of our Scouts wearing the new headgear as designed for our Scout Troop.
Well, I am sure you have been able to work it out.
Monday, 11 August 2014
Picture above : The perigee moon, or supermoon, rising over Mount Eden in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday morning. Photograph: Simon Runting/REX
From the "Guardian Newspaper"
A dramatic supermoon is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher's calendar.
Given a dark, clear sky in a normal year, it is common to see more than 100 of the meteors an hour during the second week in August. But this year the Perseids have a bright shining rival. On Sunday, two days before the meteor shower reaches its peak, the moon will become full.
Coincidentally, it will also have reached the point in its orbit that is closest to the Earth, known as perigee. The supermoon will be up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons during the year.
On one level, this is bad news, according to Dr Bill Cooke from Nasa's meteoroid environment office. "Lunar glare wipes out the black, velvety backdrop required to see faint meteors, and sharply reduces counts."
But all is not lost. The debris stream left by comet Swift-Tuttle, which produces the Perseids, is wide, so the shooting stars could make an appearance well before the moon becomes full. Cooke added that the Perseids were also "rich in fireballs as bright as Jupiter or Venus" that would remain visible despite the moon's glare.
Source of detail above : http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/10/supermoon-perseids-meteor-shower-star-perigee-comet
Location in the sky
|Perseids meteor shower for Johannesburg (Night between 11 Aug and 12 Aug)|
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
One of our junior Scouts and his brother went for a flip out to the Vaal dam area during the school holidays.
The pilot allowed him to fly the aircraft (a Piper) under supervision for about 30 minutes! Needless to say the Scout was super “chuffed”
The above photos taken on the day showing a pre-flight inspection check and the other whilst flying.
Well done to our Scout and thanks to the pilot for providing the opportunity.
Detail submitted by the grand-father of the Scout. Thanks from Scouters : HGASG
Monday, 4 August 2014
Saturday, 26 July 2014
To whom it may concern,
We would like to bring to your attention that we created a post on our blog about the work your Scout Group did at Oliver’s Village. Please check out http://olivershouse.co.za/scouts-honour/. We trust that the contents of the post are to your satisfaction. Also, we thank your organisation for your kind endeavours and hope we will see more of you.
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Come and experience the feeling of adventure and achievement backpacking and climbing in a vast unspoilt wilderness well known for its unique features like the Wolfberg Cracks, the Wolfberg Arch, and the Maltese Cross. Enjoy the soaring peaks like the Tafelberg, Groot Krakadouw and the Sneeuberg with their cliffs, pinnacles, ravines and valleys. When hiking along the high trails, thrill to the eye-stretching sweep of the peaks marching into the blue haze of distance.
Scout Patrols comprise a maximum of 9 Scouts between the age of 15 and 18 and one adult Mountain Ranger.
Your questions may be answered by looking at www.scouting.org.za/adventure/Downloads/InformationBooklet2014.pdf.
Monday, 7 July 2014
The idea of "World Scout Scarf Day" on August 1 is that all active and former Scouts are requested to wear their Scout scarf in public to make the "Spirit of Scouting" visible: Once a Scout - Always a Scout !
You can visit www.facebook.com/Scout.Scarf.Day to see more detail
Of course, the scarf is only a symbol but a strong symbol for the Scout Promise and for our mission to leave the world as a bit better a place than we had found it.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Friday, 23 May 2014
Friday, 2 May 2014
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
On the 15th of March 2014 Sibusiso Vilane was inaugurated as the new Chief Scout of SCOUTS South Africa in the presence of nearly 500 youths and invited guests in Nelspruit Mpumalanga.
When addressing the Cubs and Scouts after he was inaugurated he stated “I pride myself in serving you. My message to you is never to limit yourself. You are Limitless! Strive for great heights and remember that it is not about where you were born, where you live or what you become, do or have. It’s about what legacy you want to leave behind.
Remember that with determination, hard work and perseverance there is nothing you cannot achieve! I encourage all of you to take all the opportunities that the Scout Movement is giving you and make them count!” Read his inaugural address here