Invoices for the 2020 Scouting Year have been sent out, so please keep an eye on your inbox for these.
A reminder to all parents to please diarise Sunday 23 February. This is our annual Scouts Own and District Gala at which we celebrate the birthday of the founder of the worldwide Scout Movement, Lord Baden-Powell. It is a really fun event and one of the few where our Cubs and Scouts come together to compete and enjoy the day as a Group, and meet our fellows from the other Scout groups in our district. We hope to see you all there!
There will be a normal Cub meeting this Friday night.
There is a normal Scouts meeting this Friday night.
Please can you complete the revised Application for Youth Membership (please click on the link for the form) which will be used as a once off consent for normal scout activities that take place at or near the 1st Rivertrail Hall.
The normal consent form (Consent and Indemnity Form: Events and Activities) with which you are familiar is separate to this attached form and is for activities either not at our hall, or other additional activities. These are specific for each event and need to be completed each time.
Please take the time to read the form, provide and acknowledge your consent.
Do complete the section on Special Conditions. Scouts is an inclusive environment and if we are aware of conditions or concerns we can accommodate and support your scout.
The new format (Oct 2019) is an editable PDF, and includes additional parts on social media. When completing the form, for your reference we are:
Please return the completed and signed forms by email to :
Please label your Cubs and Scouts’ items, especially sleeping bags (not just the carry bags) and sleeping mats. We have noticed that a few of our members have same or similar products (as parents shop at the same stores), and the lack of names leads to unnecessary confusion. And don’t forget to label the small items too, like caps and scarves … these easily get separated from the Cub or Scout and need to be “homed”. Let’s label them now – so that we don’t forget for next camp or event!
Parents are encouraged to regularly login into Scouts Digital and view the Parents Dashboard. Login via http://www.scouts.digital/ > Actions > Login. If you are unable to login please contact either Akela for cubs or Badger for Scouts and they will get help for you. Some attendance records or personal information may not be correct – please let us know. Together we can make Scouts Digital the enabling system it is designed to be!
All Cubs and Scouts must ensure that they are properly and smartly dressed in uniform with all accompanying components, including belt, woggle, scarf, cap etc. These items (excluding scarf) are available from the Scout shop. You can find the details of where to find it HERE.
For Scouts, camp uniform must be worn for activities during the evening. Camp uniform includes jeans and a black 1st Rivertrail shirt. If you don’t have a black Rivertrail shirt, please purchase one from Fiona who usually sells them on the hall patio between Cub and Scout meetings. You can contact her directly on fionaB@morso.co.za.
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