Adults and Young People Recognized for Exemplary Service to Scouting

Scouting is a volunteer-led movement. Over 600,000 adults across the Africa Scout Region spare their time, expertise and even resources week-in-week-out to ensure the over 4.5 million young people benefit from Scouting’s life-changing youth programmes in thousands of local communities. These volunteers are not paid, yet are the backbone of the movement, without whom Scouting would not exist. The conference offers a great opportunity for the movement to recognize and celebrate their sacrifices and commitment and award those who have rendered exemplary service to the movement.

Bronze Wolf Award

During the 18th Africa Scout Conference, the World Scout Committee presented Mrs Jemima Nartey from Ghana with the Bronze Wolf Award to acknowledge her outstanding service to the World Scout Movement over the years.  Read more at

Africa Elephant Award

Seven other individuals received the Africa Elephant Award from the Africa Scout Committee in recognition of their outstanding service to Scouting in Africa. They are:

Ignatius Kajengo of Zimbabwe
Nkosinathi Nxumalo of Eswatini
Joseph Lopis of Senegal
Palamwe Ayim of Togo
Milly Siebrits of South Africa
Gilbert Mussumba of DR Congo
Ezekiel Malenya of Botswana

The Africa Elephant Award is the highest and only Scout award in the Region granted by the Africa Scout Region to adult members of the Movement. It is presented to top Scouts and Scouters in recognition of outstanding service to Scouting in Africa. The award recognizes continued support of the growth and development of the Scout Movement in the region. Read more at

Africa Scout Award

Another group of the following 7 young people received the Africa Scout Award from the Africa Scout Committee for their exemplary contribution to the cause of Scouting in their local, national, and international communities.

Sheldon Marumbu of Kenya
Ivy Murugi of of Kenya
Safidy Randriamitantsoa of Madagascar
M’boh Hermann of Cote d’Ivoire
Kouakou Koffi of Cote d’Ivoire
Kenneth Geoffrey of Nigeria
Ggayi Angello of Uganda

This is the highest and only award given by the Africa Scout Committee to Scouts from Africa. It is given in form of a badge and an accompanying certificate of merit. Read more at

COVID-19 Heroes

During the COVID-19 pandemic we witnessed innovative response initiatives by many local Scout groups. The initiatives ranged from awareness raising, to filling in the gap created by the shortage of services in their local communities. The 18th Africa Scout Conference recognized some of these inspiring initiatives by young people and groups listed below:

Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed – Nigeria
Benjamini Ngusa – Tanzania
Dawn Ledbitter – South Africa
Eric Muhirwa – République Démocratique du Congo
Fatmata Samuella Sesay – Sierra Leone
Momodou Kuyateh – The Gambia
Safidy Randriamitantsoa  – Madagascar
Scouts Healing Invisible Wounds – Kenya

This is just a representation of the many outstanding Scouts who supported their communities during COVID-19 and the impact of their work is visible.

Other Volunteers and NSOs Recognized

Also recognized were the following groups of people and National Scout Organizations:

Outgoing members of the Africa Scout Committee
Outgoing members of the Africa Scout Foundation Board
Ambassadors of the Africa Scout Foundation
Kenya Scouts Association, The Scout Association of Nigeria and Fédération des Scouts de la République Démocratique du Congo were recognized for their efforts in growing the movement in their countries.