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 Post subject: West Coast Junior Rangers start of year bash
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:02 pm 
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WEST COAST JUNIOR RANGERS CELEBRATE A NEW YEAR OF FUN, LEARNING AND CONTRIBUTING TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

As the school buses disgorged Junior Rangers (JRs), their facilitators were waiting to whisk them off for an afternoon of kayaking and swimming in the West Coast National Park for their first meeting of 2009.

Our destination was Klein Mooimaak, an idyllic old camping site on the eastern shore of the Langebaan lagoon reserved for Park Education. Hurriedly the JRs changed into their swimming costumes, collected their kayaks, sailboards and paddles and descended onto the pristine, crunchy, white sands of the lagoon. The azure, 20-degree waters of the lagoon were a welcome relief from the midday heat.

While the JRs cavorted and rid themselves of the pressures of the day, a couple of the facilitators tore themselves away to prepare the braai fire for the hunger that would follow.

Eventually kayaking equipment was packed away and the aroma of braaiing meat filled the air. The youngsters fell to with gusto. After hunger was sated, a group discussion was held to plan for 2009. New members would be sought and absorbed, Park assistance and fund-raising events planned and ideas for field trips put forward. The JRs were very excited to be involved in helping with this important planning.

On the way home through the Park, a herd of red hartebeest were sighted and added to the pleasure of the day.

West Coast Junior Rangers receive no financial assistance. They run their own fund-raising events and this allows for educational trips, donations of small items to the Park and an annual braai.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:56 pm 
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Congratulations to West Coast :clap: and we hope the JR's there have a wonderful year. The Boland JR's hope to come and visit you later in the year and we look forward to a great time together. :lol:


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