Saturday, 26 July 2014

A Scouts Honour - working with the community

Detail received in an e-mail sent to our Scout Group

To whom it may concern, 

We would like to bring to your attention that we created a post on our blog about the work your Scout Group did at Oliver’s Village. Please check out We trust that the contents of the post are to your satisfaction. Also, we thank your organisation for your kind endeavours and hope we will see more of you.

Yours sincerely, 
David Sellar

An extract from Oliver's Village blog page

Oliver’s House was privileged to have the Harmelia Gardens Air Scout Group nominateOliver’s Village as the project at which many of their Cubs and Scouts carried out voluntary community service. Oliver’s Village is our flagship project. It is situated on the border of Daveyton and Benoni on eleven acres of property. Oliver’s Village is still under development and in its completed state will be home to a wide variety of social services – including a HIV AIDS clinic, pre-school, educational learning centre and a five acre self-sustaining food forest and vegetable farm.
These young Scouts were led by Greg who is currently in the process of earning the highest award a young Scout can achieve – the Springbok Award. In order to achieve this Greg has to perform 40 hours of community service and perform one exceptional task. Greg and his fellow Scouts spent two weekends at Oliver’s Village performing various farming tasks from re-composting soil to general farm clean-up. As his exceptional task Greg chose to clean our hydroponic tunnel – no easy task considering that we are in the process of redesigning it to produce stronger vegetable yields. Please visit the blog page above to see all the photos.

Well done to the Cubs and Scouts that assisted with the project, Hathi.