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. Sailing . . Pioneering . . Hiking . . Community Service . . Friendship . . Leadership . . Teamwork .
Meeting Location and Times We meet at our hall, corner of Willow and Viola Roads, Tableview. Cubs meet 17h45 - 19h15 on Tuesday  evenings and Scouts meet 19h30 - 21h30 on Friday evenings, during school terms only. No meetings take  place on public holidays.   
Parents and Adult Uniformed Staff  1st Blaauwberg is run and managed by adult volunteers. Adults can either become Committee members or undertake adult training to become  uniformed staff members. In simple terms the Committee (parents) look after the finances and assets of the Group and the uniformed staff provide  direct leadership and supervision to the Cubs and Scouts.   The combined Scout and Cub Group is managed by a Scout Group Leader. Scouts is managed by a Troop Scouter (TS) who is assisted by  Assistant Troop Scouters (ATS). Cubs is managed by a Pack Leader (affectionally called “Arkela”) who is helped by Assistant Pack Leaders.  Parents are welcome to give supervisory support to the uniformed staff.  
Fund Raising  We raise our capital and operating costs  through term fees and fund raising. We are  very receptive to new fund raising ideas  and initiatives.  
Adult supervision and leadership
The Scouting Year The first term of the year is by far the most hectic period for us.  We start with a 3-5 day Troop camp in the January holidays to  shake off the cobwebs and bind everybody together for the  coming year. The location and make-up of the camp varies but  it is always far from home in a wilderness location. The next big event is the Kontiki competition in March. Kontiki  takes place at Zandvlei over an entire weekend and requires  many weeks of intense preparation.  Also in March we take part in the MAC24, a 24 hour endurance  sailing event at Rietvlei. There is also a MAC12 hour event in  September as well as 4 Scouting regattas at Zandvlei every 2-3  months starting in April.  From April to November we typically enter the various land  scouting competitions in the area where hiking and pioneering  are the main events.  We fill up the remaining time in the year with Troop activities  (hikes, camps, sails, etc) and individuals get the chance to do  badge courses.
Scouting Highlights  The Senior Scouting adventure takes place in the Cederberg  Mountains in December every second year (next one in  December 2012). It is a 2 week “adventure fest” comprising  mountain climbing, abseiling, archery, technical workshops,  nature conservation, 4x4, paragliding, shooting, and many more  activities.  Every 4 years is the International Scouting Jamboree, a 2 week  occassion to visit a foreign country and meet Scouts from all  over the world. The 2011 Jamboree is in Sweden and will attract  38 000 participants.  Although every badge course has its importance and merit,  PLTU (Patrol Leaders Training Unit) is universally regarded as  the toughest and most prestigious of all the courses. It takes  place over 10 days at Hawequas Scouting Ranch in Wellington  in the April school holidays.  
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