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1st Durbanville Wins Tonkin Trophy

There was much rejoicing when it was announced that the 1st Durbanville Scout Group had won the sought after Tonkin Trophy at the annual scout Founder’s Day celebrations at Gilwood scout training centre in Parow on Sunday, 19 February.

The annual Tonkin Trophy for scouting excellence is awarded to the top Scout group in the Western Cape Region. It takes into account the successes of all the branches of a Scout group, namely the Meerkats, Cubs, Scouts and Rovers in order to determine the best all round scout group.

This year 1st Durbanville came first, while 6th Rondebosch came second. In addition, 1st Durbanville did exceedingly well in the annual Star Awards which is a management and evaluation system used to recognise Scout Troops and Patrols, Cub Packs, Meerkat Dens and Rover Crews who are meeting the aims of Scouts South Africa.

The 1st Durbanville Scout Troop, Cub Pack, Rover Crew and Meerkat Den respectively received gold Star Awards. Three of our Scout Patrols received gold and three received silver Star Awards.

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