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About TeddySlayerZA

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  • Birthday 01/21/1989

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  1. 100%!!! Agreed, I'm glad I've had this opportunity! However as we get older the 'politics' of Scouting can become a bit overwhelming...
  2. Haha and they say Scouts is apolitical right???
  3. No idea what a Leaping Wold actually is! I think it originates with the original Cubs in the UK, maybe it has to do with the Cub taking the 'leap' to Scouts? Who knows! As for a Springbok, thats our national animal (basically its a small gazelle thats well known for being crafty and agile and easily able to evade large predators). In SA we refer to a lot of our national athletes as having their Springbok colours, etc.
  4. Just saw this and thought I'd comment. I had no idea Scouts wasn't already co-ed in the USA until I joined this forum. I'll say from my experience as a Scout in South Africa (where we've been co-ed for a while), that nothing motivates the boys more than having to compete against a well organised patrol of girls. Girls are really stealing the show this side, girl-power must be a real thing!
  5. I'm from a country where we don't have the Venturer step, upon their 18th birthday a Scout has the option of going up to the Rover Crew, or to do adult training and come back to the troop as a junior adult leader. Works like a charm, as there are never issues of dating, smoking, drinking, permits (needed to take children on events), etc. in the Crew. I imagine the well placed age separation has saved us a ton of legal nightmares. (FYI - 18 is the age of majority for most things in South Africa).
  6. Hi moosetracker! I imagine SA Scouts are a bit unknown, American Scouting is definately more familiar - even here our kids see it in movies, the internet, etc. quite frequently. From what I understand, the SA scouting system is still very old-school and runs very similar to the original English system and age groups that BP uses. We do modern skills training, but haven't added things like Venturers to our system. For us it runs something like this: Cubs (ages 7-11): They have an 5-step 'advancement' program they work through, with Leaping Wolf being their final award. Scouts (ages 11-1
  7. I'm on Facebook, whats the name of the group you're referring to? As for badges I chave access to all the Advancement, Interest and Scoutcraft badges in South Africa as well as the Western Capes provincial badges. I don't have a photo of the full badge set (I'll work on getting this soon), but for an example, here are the Advancement badges: http://www.troop97.net/images/rsa_badges.gif
  8. Hi all! If anyone is keen to trade, I have easy access to most South African badges and am really keen to trade for US badges (or any other nationality for that matter).
  9. 'Baie dankie LeCastor', thanks for the warm welcome guys!
  10. Hi Everyone! I'm currently a leader of a Rover Crew in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. Previously I attained both the Leaping Wolf (SA's cub top award) and my Springbok (the scouting top award) and the Commissioners Commendation for my time served as Troop Scouter. Now I'm focusing on Rovers (the age group in SA is a bit higher than in other countries with Sovers from what I've seen). Dispite being a Rover, I still love to run events for the Scout Troop and on occassions also host events for the 30 troops that make up the Cape Town region. Unfortunately, due to my studies I havent been able to
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