Community Service Award

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The Community Service Award is one of the Proficiency Awards that a Rover can earn. The requirements are as follows:

  1. Prepare and give a talk to a group of Scouts or other young people on the subject of service to the community.
  2. Participate in a local community project of your own choice for a period of six months (or longer if desired).

Note: You can select from a myriad of projects, such as:

  • extra lessons for school children;
  • repair and/or maintenance of school buildings, clinics etc;
  • conservation work such as reclaiming dongas, repairing fences, planting trees;
  • construction of civil improvements in the village such as water drains, latrines, etc;
  • acting as a secretary/treasurer/committee member of a local community project/students’ society/club/Students’ Christian Association etc;
  • helping in an adult literacy/numeracy project;
  • helping to run a youth group;
  • working with handicapped people;
  • helping the local church or religious group;
  • assisting at a tuberculosis settlement;
  • assisting the blood transfusion service;
  • voluntary first aid work;
  • Fire Brigade duties; etc, etc.
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