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Monday, 27 July 2015

31st July 2015 is World Game Ranger Day

It is on this day we recognise our Game Rangers/Scouts for their contribution celebrating the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures, and to remember those who died in service.

In recognition of the hard work done by the HIP scouts, the Hluhluwe Hilltop Honorary Officers would like to assist to build small gym’s in each scout camp starting in the Hluhluwe Reserve where the request originated from the Section Ranger.

The section Rangers are looking for donations of Gym equipment to build small gyms in the remote scout camps where the teams can use the time between patrols to do exercises and build up their physical strength to assist them in conducting their physical tasks.
The main aim is to provide weight training access as their patrols during the day keep their aerobic fitness up, weights will improve leg strength for hills; chasing poachers etc. and a stronger upper body will help in long extended patrols where they carry heavy backpacks  up to around 40kg.

Below is a breakdown of the equipment we are looking for per camp

Per camp

1 x bar bell (long for bench press and free squats)

Weights for above – 2 x 20kg, 2 x 15kg, 2 x 10kg

Dumb bells – 2 x 5kg and 2 x 10kg 2 x 20kg

Reclining press bench (adjustable)

For one or two camps

1 x exercise bike

1 x Elliptical stepper (with hand action)

If you have equipment that is in good condition and you are not using it please  contact

Sharon van Vollenhoven  on 0827279442”, to arrange pick up. Or email Ho's on admin@hilltophonoraryofficers.org.za

Equipment can also be left in the designated area in the Nyalazi and Memorial gates