Kloofing in Boegoekloof 2012-02-26

Our yearly kloofing hike is always a great hit and this year was no exception!

We managed to attract 18 hikers!

The starting group

We manually tried to straighten the group photo because the tree holding the camera was skew!

Manually trying to straighten the photo

It did not work so well.

We took the trail for the blind and rested before starting up the jeep track

First rest stop

First rest stop

Then we started up the Jeep track.

Leaving the rest stop

Heading for the top

At the highest point of the jeep track

Finally we get to the Boegoekloof river and start kloofing!

The first swim

The first swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first swim

The first swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first swim

The first swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first swim

The first swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first swim

The part that is always exciting is the jump into the dark brown water. There are some tense moments especially for those doing it the first time:

Stephan doing the jump

The Jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jump

The jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jump

The jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a long hot walk down the river there is always time for a shower!

showertime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One final big obstacle before getting to the pool where we started.

On the way back

Some beautiful Fynbos seen on the way back. Look at this King Protea – see the bugs inside the flower!

King Protea

King Protea

King Protea

This was a great day in the mountains and was enjoyed by everyone!

Thanks for arranging it Beaver – Lets do it again next year!!!!

 

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Jonkershoek hike 2012-01-29

It was a really hot day even when we started out in the morning.

So the first chance we got we headed for the river!

We then made it to Eerste waterval with its nice pool and shaded area!

We decided to spend the rest of the day there because of the heat and some of us went exploring.

Some of us found Disa's

And some of us found frogs

When it cooled down slightly we headed back to the cars. The younger more adventurous ones abandoned the path and went down the river to the bridge which was great fun!

 

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1 st Strand AGM 2011-11-11

What a great camp fire at the AGM to celebrate a successful scouting year at 1st Strand. Thank you to all the cubs, scouts, rovers, parents and scouters who made it possible.

Nice fire Rob!

What a cool fire! So why we singing in the rain?

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Edward Shield 2011

Well done to our cubs who came 6th at Edward shield!

Thanks to Rama, Baloo and Ester for organising the pack!

Edward Shield results 2011

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