Annual District Camp 26 & 27 August 2017
We are holding our Annual District Camp at the 1st Henley Scout Hall on the 26th and 27th August 2017.
Start at 09:00 on Saturday and ends at 14:00 on Sunday.
The cost of the camp will be R150.00 which needs to be paid by 18/08/2017.
We are hoping to cover most of the requirements for the Geocaching badge and the scouter will be able to complete the badge if needed.
This is something we have not tried before and we are hoping this adds more excitement too our camp.
You will receive a parent consent form, kit list etc on confirmation that your cub wishes to attend the camp
Cubs under the age of eight years will not be able to camp but can visit for the day at the cost of R50.00
Kim Shield 15 to 17 September 2017
The KIM SHIELD has been in existence for close on fifteen years. Over that time, many Patrols have taken up the challenge to become the best Standing Patrol in the Gauteng Province, and walk away with the coveted trophy.
The event will be held on the 15-17 September 2017, at a venue located in the Modderfontein area. This challenge constitutes an incident hike, where you and your patrol will be required to complete as many bases as possible.
This weekend should be considered as a Patrol hike and camp. You will be expected to cater your own food and organise your own sleeping arrangements. All patrols will be sleeping at a common point at the Challenge venue. For the hike, you will not be required to take your camping equipment, but a day-pack is suggested with a packed lunch and enough water (2 litres per person per day). Each patrol must supply their own compass and first aid kit for the hike. Each patrol member should have their own survival kit too.
Directions to the venue will be issued in due course once you and your patrol have accepted the challenge. The cost for KIM SHIELD will be R70-00 per Scout, which includes camping fees, event badge and costs that cover running the bases. Please remember that this does not include catering.
The closing date for entries is Friday, 8 September 2017. Please ensure that the event fees accompany the application form to avoid disappointment. Your patrol will not be considered as registered without the payment. If paying by EFT please have the words ’KS’ and your troop name in the reference. Please take note of the banking details!!
S A Scout Association –Gauteng Training
Nedbank – Braamfontein
Branch No.: 195005
Acc. No.: 1950400077
Reference: KS – ‘your troop name’-‘Patrol(s) name(s)
Scouters: In the past, Troops have block booked (say four) patrols into the competition, but on the day will only have two patrols participating. This is unfair on those Patrols that really do want to participate, but have to be turned away. Please can you enter or book for patrols that you know will attend. We have to cap the total number of patrols to 60. To avoid this, Patrols are only booked once paid for in full. If you need to cancel a patrol, please let us know ASAP so that patrols on the waiting list can be informed.
As stated above, this weekend is a patrol challenge where it is expected that each patrol should be self-sufficient for the whole weekend. It has been noted that some patrols are having their meals catered for by parents or supporters. This is grossly unfair on those patrols that are self-sufficient. If it is observed that patrols are being catered for, those patrols will be penalised.
For a patrol to take part in the Challenge, a patrol must have at least 5 members. We have had the experience where a patrol of potential 5-6 members have registered, but only 3 members arrive on the day. If this happens that patrols will not be permitted to take part, this all goes down to hike safety. If this scenario does happen, that patrol may join up with another patrol.
It is hoped that you and your patrol accept the challenge, and possibly at the end of the challenge, hold the KIM SHIELD trophy aloft!
If you require more information regarding the event, you may contact the following:
Sean Dickinson – 083 732 4445
Gerard Evans – 082 578 5967
Yours in Scouting
Sean ‘Felix’ Dickinson
Regional Team Coordinator Scout Programme