Sally Mahon

Name ID 2394

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Arusha School Magazine
Page Number: 16-17
Extract Date: 1955

African Scene ~ Scouting 1954 ~ The Jungle

Scouting 1954

The Troop this year has been much smaller than in previous years. There have only been two patrols. By the middle of the second term all the new members had passed their Tenderfoot Badge and so the whole troop were able to go to camp at Lake Duluth We camped down below Mr. Fosbrooke's house at the edge of the lake. Everyone enjoyed the week-end, especially the swimming and boating, and, I hope, learnt that Camping in not all play, but that there is work to be done and that the chores of the camp are best done if each scout does his bit quickly and cheerfully.

During the year most of the usual activities have taken place. Most of us have crossed the swimming pool on a rope bridge (one or two have fallen in). We used a scout transporter to cross the Temi. We have played the usual wide games and devised a new one "Mau Mau and Police" and we have had a day out at West Meru.

In Arusha's Scout Week the troop did its share and at theRally demonstrated the pitching of a bell tent.

The Cubs have had a good year. There have been about forty of them who each Wednesday have tried to awaken Arusha with their yells. The majority have nearly passed their First Star, but what an obstacle the skipping part is! We had several Treasure Hunts, but following a track still remains the favourite activity.


Extract ID: 5667