Lo­cal Boy Scout off to the US

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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.

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