Out and About in Makhanda

For a number of intrepid Regional Team members, a seemingly wet and dreary Sunday was turned into a bright and cheerful day as they were warmly welcomed in the city of Makhanda!

On Sunday 3 March, some members of the Regional Team travelled from Gqeberha and East London to meet with the Scouters of St Mary’s. The purpose? To learn more about the Group and see what challenges and opportunities exist. Also to meet with any members of the Makhanda community who are interested in helping the Movement.

The Team arrived at the Monument, where they were treated to a magnificent view and an exciting introduction to the history of the city provided by local legend, Basil Mills. After that, they journeyed down to the Provost Café. This is set in the Old Provost, an old military prison built in the early 1800’s. There are a number of the old cells that have been converted into private dining areas which surround an open-air dining area. This is all overlooked by the old watch tower. The Team met up with the St Mary Scouters and some other members of the community. After being treated to a short history of the Provost by Basil, the discussion turned to getting to know the Scouters of St Marys better and how the Group operates. This was followed by discussing any other opportunities that might exist to expand the Movement. Fingers are crossed that this discussion may well bear fruit in the very near future!

Lastly, the Team and our new Makhanda friends journeyed to Basil’s farm to see some of the amazing adventure on offer as well as future possibilities. Watch this space for more developments on this front!

A big thank you to all our friends in Makhanda for such a warm welcome!