This is the injuries page and contains graphic and sometimes incredibly violent descriptions of injuries that have happened during scouting related activities. Injuries on this page are notable injuries that Scouts have inflicted on themselves (normally with no external help) and was started in the early 90's.
One night at scouts we were playing a certain game. When a certain Mark Olver got pushed off a certain chair by a certain Scouter. Mark ended up dangling by his arm which was impaled on the flag pole cord hook. He was rushed to UNITAS hospital, which just happened to save his life. He ended up with five stitches.
On a certain night hike, Robert Brinkworth ran into a barbed-wire fence while running away from an explosion, receiving many slices to his legs and stomach. He had about 50 staples.
That same night Brendon Bobshaw was pushed, cracking his tooth in to 4 pieces. Seeing that a dentist was not on standby at 04h00 this caused him great pain for two whole arduous days until a dentist was available. For 4 hours he was in surgery to get a tooth ,nerve and root removed.
One night at scouts Richard Brueton fell off the balcony of his patrol room. He suffered a few minor head injuries but frankly we don't care. He is currently failing Standard 9 (Grade 11) due to brain power loss. He also hit the crown jewels on the way down. GOOD FOR YOU RICHARD.
One night James Lea-Cox took a flying leap at John Pattinson during a game of British bull dogs. John's back was nearly snapped ("DAMN!") Two weeks before that, a scout jumped on John's chest.
One night while playing British bulldogs, Peter de Witt ran full ball into the arm of Rowan Salberg. Peter was knocked out for a bit but life must go on.
At a Group AGM a few years ago, a senior scout decided to freefall instead of hanging on the aerial runway, landing on his patrol leader. Lawrence was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Don't forget the great Chris van Straten who suffered a great many concussions in his scouting days.
One night at scouts while playing a certain kind of football using two basketballs, a certain scout (Don't worry Owen your secret is safe with me) got hit in the face and flew backwards about 2 meters. He claims that he was out until just before he hit the ground. Needless to say he walked of the field with a bloody nose. Oh and this was sent to me by "David Phillpots": "I claim the responsibility (and the glory) for Owens "little" incident with the Basketball. Keep your eyes on the ball sonny. Sorry..."
On another night while playing prehistoric rugby in which we play full contact rugby using a brick, a senior scout decided to drop kick the "ball". He sat out for the rest of the evening complaining about a sore foot.
While playing British Bulldogs a junior scout decided it would be fun to dive into the wall. He came back an hour later with 3 staples in his head. He wouldn't believe us when we told him we could have put staples in his head for free.
Christiaan Hattingh (a skanky scout from some other troop who joined us to get his springbok) got his nose broken by a scouter (haha) while playing Brithish Bulldogs (tm). Lots of blood and lady-like complaining. He had to do his Springbok hike the next day while wearing a funky metal nose protector. He was still bleeding and complaining.
C.T (aka Top Cabbage) damaged his back badly (could stand for a minute) while nailing in stakes for David Phillpots's construction project. Lots of lady like complaining.
Top Cabbage (See above) was at it again. He damaged Duncan on the magaliesberg. Poor duncan sustained a second degree torn tendon on a hike in the magaliesberg. All thanks to CT.
At our 2005 Inter-Patrol Competition camp our scouts decided to throw clay at each other while playing in the dam at Gilbanken. One of the boys was hit in the eye, and a little stick got it's self wedged between the eye ball and eye lid. Luckly for us, Crane arrived and saved the day by squirting the boy's eye with a high powered water pistol. Yay for Crane!
Sometimes you get people who are just accidents waiting to happen. Take one Scout (who is related to one of our Scouters) for example. He managed to:
- Fall in the Scout hall and break his two front teeth and get concussion.
- 2 days later he rides a ATV into a 10 000 V electric game fence during a family outing.
- a couple of weeks later he manages to get his fingers in the way of a rather large butchers knife (Again during a family event) and nearly looses them.