Scout Bokkie

STRUBEN’S VALLEY – The 1st Strubens Valley Scout Group presented its first Springbok badge to Bridget Brookstone who joined the Scouting group as a cub.

Her hard work paid off when she reached the highest level of achievement as a Scout.

The group’s secretary of the parents’ committee, Mark Norris said Brookstone had been promoted to the role of junior assistant troop Scouter, where she will assist the Scouts in the completion of their various advancement badges.

The presentation was attended by the Struben’s Valley adult Scout leaders and Scout Programme Gauteng regional team coordinator, Sean Dickinson.

“Throughout their time in Scouts, children progress through various stages of advancement beginning with the pathfinder badge, then the adventurer badge followed by the first-class badge and explorer badge,” explained Norris. “Each badge brings with it a number of challenges and requirements which have to be completed and signed off by an adult Scouter.Once these four badges have been completed, the Scout can apply to do their Springbok badge which has to be completed before the Scout turns 18.”

He congratulated Brookstone on achieving her Springbok badge and wished her all the best as she took up her new role. He added that it was a momentous occasion for the group ad it would provide motivation to the rest of the Scouts to make every effort to achieve their Springbok badges.

“Thanks to all the adult leaders for their time, effort and dedication in guiding these young people on their journey through Scouts,” concluded Norris.

–   Article by Naledi Mokoena published in the Roodepoort Northsider