1st Margate Scouts welcomes brothers Dru and Ty Du Bruyn to our Troop.
Having completed the membership requirements, Dru and Ty were recently invested as Scouts at 1st Margate Scout Troop.
Big congratulation to Ariana for achieving her Springbok award.
Ariana has also earned her Bushman’s Thong.
She worked very hard to complete her Springbok and her work has certainly paid off. Well done!
Read a first hand account from a scouts mom:
“In 2011 Ariana joined Scouts with a friend, thinking it would be an adventure for these 2 very busy little girls and what an adventure it would turn out to be. So much to do and so little time to do it in.
Aside from camping, hiking, knotting, backwards cooking, building structures, writing reports, planning and organizing, shooting, blisters, lack of sleep, sunburn and so, so much more, it is the holistic development of body, mind and soul that makes Scouts such an amazing organization. Apart from all the skills Ariana developed during the past almost 7 years, she has also made many friends and built lifelong relationships as in Scouts a very special bond is forged because of the shared interests and hardships.
For us as parents, experiencing her development from a short little busy body to an adult taking on so many different challenges and responsibilities, amazed by all the skills she were taught and, listening to the animated stories after camps and hikes, projects and activities, is till today most amusing and entertaining but the gratitude and pride we feel can never be justified in words.
It is with great pride and honor that this 17 year old young girl puts her interest and advancement badged shirt and Scout accessories on every Thursday and on outings.
To be associated with such an outstanding organization and especially First Margate Scout group in particular, is something Ariana always wares with pride.
From her development and experiences in First Margate Scouts, she will be able to enter her future with confidence in her abilities with the knowledge that she can take on responsibilities and challenges as her foundation lays grounded in the laws and promise of Scouts. The impact Scouts has had in Ariana’s life has developed her in the young confident, bubbly and highly skilled individual she is today, Scouts honor. ”
-Judy Smith (Jan 2018)
Ariana is currently working towards her Springbok Award – the highest award in scouts. We wish you all the best!!
1st Margate welcomes Bianca to our troop. Bianca has transferred in from 23rd Pretoria (Lyttelton). Having joined scouts in 2013, she has progress well and is currently busy planning her First-Class hike.
She has fitted in well with 1st Margate and has in a short space of time, already contributed to the troop and her new patrol, Springboks.
Bianca has attended PLTU and was a PL at 23rd Pretoria. As it turned out, Springboks patrol was in need of a PL and at a Court of Honour it was decided to appoint Bianca as PL for Springboks.
It has been great to see her get stuck in and very quickly being becoming a valued member of our troop.
We wish her all the best and trust she will build many a happy scouting memories at 1st Margate.
We wish to commend Cindy Pieters, our new Pack Scouter on the sterling work she has done with our Cub pack.
The pack has grown from 4-6 active cubs to 11-13 active cubs.
Having a cub in the pack herself, Cindy relates well with the kids and has come with some great ideas to bring the lessons across to the youngsters. Badgework is happening and the cubs are making good progress.
Having a strong, growing pack is essential for the growth of the scout troop as a whole. These cubs will be coming through to scouts before we know it. Having a good footing in cubs will baud them well.
Cindy has also been very active in marketing the Cub Pack, with regular Facebook posts and local newspaper articles.
She has also been able to recruit 2 more adult helpers.
We wish her all the success her journey with these kids.