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1st Durbanville Scout Group

Scouting’s unique educational approach includes learning through fun activities, outdoor engagements, and meaningful experiences that challenge and encourage young people

Important annual events:

There are so many activities, courses, competitions and events in which our Scouts participate, far too many to name here. Below is a list of some scouting activities and events which are a priority on 1st Durbanville’s calendar. Dates are approximate and subject to change.

Regatta 1
Regional sailing competition

Founder’s Day
The Birthday of our founder, Lord Robert Baden Powell

Rayner Trophy
Two-day hiking competition for senior Scouts

Two-day raft building and scouting skills competition

A 24-hour sailing challenge

Buzz Macey Competition
District Hiking and scouting skills competition in suburbia

Nine-day leadership training course for senior Scouts aged 14 and older

City Nature Challenge
Non-scouting event where Scouts share their nature observations on the iNaturalist App

Senior Cub Camp
Camping event for Senior Cubs

Upton Shield
One-day hiking competition for junior Scouts

Regatta 2
Regional sailing competition’

LDC 1 & 2
Two one-day leadership training courses for junior scouts aged 11 to 12

Regatta 3
Regional sailing competition

Gordon Shield
Two-day camping and scouting skills competition

Four-day leadership training course for junior scouts aged 13 to 14

Paint the Lion Purple
Scouts hike to the top of Lion’s Head every Thursday during October

Orienteering Competition
Navigation and mapping competition for Scouts and adults

The world’s largest online Scout event

Quinn Trophy
Fun-filled Scout and family competition

Regatta 4
Regional sailing competition

Edward Shield
Cub competition which covers a range of Cub skills

Seamanship Competition
Three-day sailing competition

Troop Camp
Annual five-day camp to end off the year

R-Don Competition
District camping and scouting skills competition in suburbia

Catapult Competition
District catapult building competition

Above you will find the monthly calendar associated with the group and the region that can be used for planning by scouts and parents. Group and district competitions and events are communicated to parents on our term planners.

Find out more about these events:

Full description of competitions

The Senior Scout Adventure

A biennial, 10-day hiking adventure in the Cederberg mountains open to both South African and international Scouts.

The World Scout Jamboree

A gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts from across the world in a selected country for about ten days of scouting and fun. This is held every four years.

The South African National Jamboree (SANJAMB)

A gathering of thousands of scouts from across the country for 8 to 10 days of scouting and fun activities. This is held every two years.

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