Local Boy Scout off to the US
A LOCAL scout, Itumeleng Phele, has left Mahikeng for the US where he is set to attend the Ten Mile River Scouts Camp in New York.
Phele is part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s Ten Mile River Scouts Camp in Narrowsburg starts today and will run until August 18.
Speaking for Scouts South Africa’s North West region, Ramotswedi Rammutla said Phele has already departed and skills he will acquire will be of good use to the province.
“He will be representing SA and the North West province as part of the training and course team.
“The practical training will equip him with skills in many aspects of American scouting and international training best practices, to assist in the development of scouting across the province,” Rammutla said.
He said Phele’s two months stay in the US was secured through donations.
“Through our recently signed memorandum of understanding with the Suffolks Scouts of the UK, we were able to secure travelling costs as well as donations from individuals. Phele left for the US yesterday,” Rammutla said.
Phele serves as a troop scouter and rover scout in the Potchefstroom Scouts District.
SCOUTING USA: Itumeleng Phele, centre, Thabiso Majola and Jane Dickenson UK Suffolk district commissioner.