1st Kengray Cobras Soar High

1st Kengray's Cobra patrol, under the leadership of Jonathan Diessel, took part in a joint friendship activity with Harmelia Gardens Air Scouts. Our scouts went gliding at the Magalies Gliding Club - a novel experience of our guys.

A huge thanks to everyone involved in giving our scouts this awesome opportunity!

More photos of this event can be seen here.

Swimming Evening - 2018

Well done to all the cubs who completed their Aquanaut badge and the scouts to completed their Swimming Scoutcraft, Swimmer Interest and Lifesaver Interest Badges.

More photos of this event can be seen here.

Gilten PLTU Campfire

Well done to Chris Park, Jonathan Diessel and Kyle Henry for completing the tough Gilten Patrol Leaders Training Unit (PLTU) course. This intensive ten-day training course pushed the participants to their limits – both mentally and physically – and we look forward to the leadership and scouting skills that these scouts will bring back to our troop.

Photos from the final campfire can be seen here.

Carols By Campfire

Our district’s Carols By Campfire, hosted by 1st Bedfordview, ended off another busy and successful year for 1st Kengray. 2017 was filled with a lot of great scouting and our group has continued to go from strength to strength.

A big thank you to everyone who has made Kengray the awesome group it is. Stay tuned for 2018!

More photos of the event can be viewed here.

Camping Compo 2017

Scouts from 1st Kengray’s Eagles patrol recently participated in the North Rand District’s annual camping competition held at Lake Deneys Yacht Club in The Free State from 1st to 3rd September. The patrol competed with nine other patrols and beat their nearest competitor by just one point to take this year’s trophy.

Outdoor activities form a fundamental part of scouting – allowing our youth to learn life-skills and develop their characters through adventure – and camping is just one of the outdoor activities scouting offers to fulfil these aims.Our scouts also had the opportunity to usher in Spring with various water activities on the Vaal Dam. They constructed a makeshift raft which, despite the choppy conditions, they bravely took out onto the water. They also went sailing – a novel experience for land scouts.

In addition, each patrol celebrated Arbour Day by planting indigenous trees at the Yacht Club.

More photos of this event can be seen here.