KENYA - Kenya Scout Association embarked on reviving the Rover programme and badge system by holding the Chief Scout Award (CSA) badge camp held at Rowallan Camp from the 23rd to 25th August 2013. The camp, which was a big success, saw 35 Rovers participating and earning 5 proficiency badges namely; Life Saver Badge, First Aid Badge, Craft Star Badge, Utamaduni badge and Mzalendo badge. 5 Rover Scouts from ‘Scouts et Guides de France’ participated in the camp and earned their Scout diploma.
The Chief Scout Award is the highest award for Rover Scouts in Kenya. The CSA is awarded after successful completion of the Rover Badge system. To get the CSA, one must be a registered Rover Scout in a registered Rover Crew. The Rover Scout should then pursue and attain at least four proficiency badges in addition to the Jasiri Instructor, Jasiri Reproductive Health and Jasiri First Aider. One is also required to undertake a project of his/her choice and do the Chief Commissioner’s Challenge.
The CSA is awarded by the Patron of the Association, who’s the current President of the Republic on recommendation by the Chief Scout during the Patrons Day held at State House every year in November.
This year’s awarding ceremony will be held on 24th November and will coincide with the 103rd anniversary of the Kenya Scout Association inception.