1stCotswold Scout Group
Port Elizabeth

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The circle of life…

  • April 25, 2015 3:18 pm
Ok, maybe this is a little like the Lion King ;)

No, this is not a quote from the Lion King! Being a member of an organization like Scouting is in itself a great feeling.  Investing your own son is even that much better, but when a couple get to invest their own son together – that is truly a  family Scouting event! When AJ was…

Kontiki 2015 Winners!

  • March 24, 2015 2:53 pm
Kontiki 2015 Winners

Another wonderful Kontiki and this time we all but cleaned up!  1st Cotswold rocks! Winning Spirit, STA (Spare Time Activities) and the coveted “King of the River“! Well done to the other teams and the organizers – it was great.  Thank you. More pictures here

National Circular 1/2013 – New Consent forms!

  • January 23, 2013 4:56 pm

Please note that National HQ have issued new consent forms, application forms, and we need to use them.

Our Resources page has links to the main ones, alternatively you can go to the library on the Scouting website.

Of equal importance is circular 2/2013 which covers schedule 0 medication.

50th Birthday Celebrations

  • October 17, 2012 1:13 pm


We were told that this year our Scout Group would be celebrating 50 years of being in existence. WOW – what a milestone to have achieved!

There was a lot that needed to be done so we ALL got stuck in & helped where we could. Scouts, cubs & parents alike.

First there were meetings held by the committee/parents & then the newsletters started coming out which was our first clue of the magnitude of the event being planned.

It was exciting waiting for the newsletters to be handed out on Friday nights to see what was going to happen & how we scouts could help.

I was more fortunate than the other scouts, I think, but with hind sight maybe not as my workload was more, not that I am complaining as I enjoyed helping my mom get certain things done.

Bev posted the official 50th invitation on Face book as well as on Scout book/page for the other guests to read about & respond to. I did not want Bev’s job of keeping track of who said they were attending & who had paid, etc but it was a success in the end.

My mom wanted a “Traditional birthday invitation” made, to be handed out to various dignitaries & when I saw her attempt, good as it was, I knew I could improve on it. Lucky for me, my mother believes in me & my computer abilities, & I designed the ultimate 50th birthday invitation. This was a challenge as all the necessary info about the celebrations had to be included on the invitation & copies made. Geraldine got silver envelopes donated & the “Completed” invitation was amazing.

Invitations were given to Scotty & Peter, from La Farge, our main sponsor for the event.

I felt so proud when I saw the end product & knew that I had had a small hand in the design of the invitations. I also distributed invitations around our neighborhood.

I also helped my mom with the hall decorations – the black & white crinkle paper curtain on the one entrance to the hall – something I had not done for ages. No, not helping my mom, but actually making crinkle paper decorations. Silly!!

I asked my mom if I could also bake a cake for the 50th & mom said yes, so off we went looking for suitable cake decorations.

The 50th birthday cake was a vanilla sponge decorated with a black icing with white “50th” piped on & edible glitter for the extra BLING as well as silver balls to celebrate our 50th. . The other parents also brought cake, whether bought or homemade – it was appreciated & enjoyed by all.


Samantha Kelly, Kudu Patrol.

How time flies

  • May 29, 2012 9:26 pm

Here we are half way through the year and we have had no posts this year!

Sorry.  My Bad.

That is not to say we have not done anything!  Not at all!  Some of the activities include PLTU (well done Brandon!) the Fern Kloof hike, The Plantation hike, the Scoutcraft Survival weekend, Sam did a first Aid course, we have helped out at several Walmer and Algoa events, attended Kontiki and have MclLeland up shortly.  Our planned bottle island camp has been moved into “summer” and will probably take place during December.

Also on the radar is the Cotswold 50th celebrations – August!  Can you believe it!

On the cub side we have a bunch of new members and the pack seems to be growing.  Mike and Jeno attended Lion camp, but unfortunately the Cub Kontiki was cancelled.


A whole new website!

  • October 28, 2011 6:23 am

Hello all, and welcome to our whole new website.  The old website is still available (sort-of) here.

Things at 1st Cotswold are on the go – as usual.  You can check out our calendar and view reports on recent events.