Kerryn's First Class Hike Log

Preparation It started with ambition, and a Slingsby map. I was quite fortunate to be able to book the Scout Mountain Club hut with only a month’s notice, and indeed privileged to be able to use it in the first place. I have hiked Table Mountain a few times in the past, so I knew I could manage to lead a hike with ease, and that it would be stunning. Previously I have been on hikes involving the long, and frankly quite plain, jeep track; and I decided that I didn’t want to include it in my route this time. With this in mind I had to choose alternative up and down routes, and eventually settled on Skeleton gorge and Nursery ravine. As the 7th drew closer and closer, I did things like apply

Troop Summer Camp 2020 Part 3

Scout camp took place in January 2020 at Clanwilliam Dam on a Mango farm. I had been there before in 2014 with my family and other Scouters from 1st Muizenberg and 1st Bergvliet who were running the Water Activities Base for the Senior Scout Adventure (Cedarberg). It’s a cool campsite and the dam is great! The campsite didn’t have much when we arrived but we set up our 3 man tents (much nicer than the big ones we normally take with) and a mess tent which even had a fridge and a plug to charge our phones! The camp was great and we did lots of water activities, lots of cooking cool stuff on fires and in dutchies. I really enjoyed the cooking even though sometimes what we were cooking didn’t

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