Thursday, 29 May 2014

Save our Rhinos

Some detail below taken from the website
23 May 2013: The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of 2014 now stands at 350. The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of the poaching, with 242 rhinos having been killed in the National Park since the beginning of 2014. In the North West province a total of 29 rhinos have been poached, while 28 have been poached in Limpopo, 33 in KwaZulu-Natal and 17 in Mpumalanga. The Gauteng province lost its first rhino to poaching this year during the past week.

RHINO SA Project is a youth-driven, outreach and awareness initiative aimed at educating today's youth about the unmitigated and ongoing slaughter of South Africa's rhinos, and, thereby actively involving the youth of South Africa in Rhino Conservation and Heritage Preservation. 
The Green Wall of SEE Project - Rhino SA Project are touching the lives of 2000 to 4000 pupils a week through their education and awareness program.

Attached above is a picture that was coloured in by one of our Scouts who attends the school at which this program was launched. The Scout gave the picture to Hathi (me, the name the Cubs in our Group call me) as he knew I love pictures of all wild animals.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Gauteng KonTiki 2014

Our Troop participated in the annual Gauteng Scouting event, KonTiki.  This year the theme was "KonTiki Goes Green" thus protecting our world. The event was held at the Scouting Camp Site, Arrowe Park in Benoni which is on the shore of Homestead Lake.
Some YouTube videos of the activities done at the event have been posted on YouTube and they can be viewed using the indicated links

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Our Scout Group would like to thank those involved in the production of the YouTube videos. These give a great insight into one of the Scouting activities Scouts participate.

Friday, 2 May 2014

New Scouts South Africa website

SCOUTS South Africa launched the 1st phase of the development of the new national website.
The aim of the website is to reinforce the fresh, dynamic and innovative brand and to cater for the needs of many audiences.
The website address of the new site is The old website address will automatically route you to the new site.
The screen capture shows some detail of the "Home" page and that of the "Our Team" page.