Saturday, 26 July 2014

A Scouts Honour - working with the community

Detail received in an e-mail sent to our Scout Group

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 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.

Yours sincerely, 
David Sellar

An extract from Oliver's Village blog page

Oliver’s House was privileged to have the Harmelia Gardens Air Scout Group nominateOliver’s Village as the project at which many of their Cubs and Scouts carried out voluntary community service. Oliver’s Village is our flagship project. It is situated on the border of Daveyton and Benoni on eleven acres of property. Oliver’s Village is still under development and in its completed state will be home to a wide variety of social services – including a HIV AIDS clinic, pre-school, educational learning centre and a five acre self-sustaining food forest and vegetable farm.
These young Scouts were led by Greg who is currently in the process of earning the highest award a young Scout can achieve – the Springbok Award. In order to achieve this Greg has to perform 40 hours of community service and perform one exceptional task. Greg and his fellow Scouts spent two weekends at Oliver’s Village performing various farming tasks from re-composting soil to general farm clean-up. As his exceptional task Greg chose to clean our hydroponic tunnel – no easy task considering that we are in the process of redesigning it to produce stronger vegetable yields. Please visit the blog page above to see all the photos.

Well done to the Cubs and Scouts that assisted with the project, Hathi.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Senior Scout Adventure 2014

The Adventure programme provides unforgettable adventure and fun in the famous backpacking country of the Cederberg Wilderness Area along rugged, rocky trails. Programme features combine the best of advanced Scouting to provide you with fun and a real challenge - water activities, rock climbing, the ultimate challenge game, underwater diving, sailing, and many more! This is an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving enjoyment and action. If you are a senior Scout, 15 years or older, and you are looking for high adventure and an outdoor challenge in a famous mountain wilderness, then the SENIOR SCOUT ADVENTURE in December has been designed for you!

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. 
For more information visit
Save-a-Place entries for hiking participants to attend this adventure close at the end of this month on 31 July 2014.

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

Monday, 7 July 2014

Scout Scarf Day : 1st August 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 to see more detail   
In 2011 the day coincided with the World Jamboree in Sweden which was a perfect opportunity to show the close bond to all the Scouts attending.

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.
Our scarf colours are shown above for all to see. We wonder how many other Scouts wear the same colours. Please email us and tell us your Scout Group name and we will add it to the detail below with your website address.
1. Harmelia Gardens Air Scouts