Item 1660 - African Elephant Award from the Africa Scout Committee

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-1660


African Elephant Award from the Africa Scout Committee


  • 23 April 2004 (Creation)

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certificate, bandana, small elephant 'medallion'

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 10/01/12

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The highest Award from the African Scout Committee in recognition of outstanding service rendered to scouting in Africa.

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White certificate and a yellow bandana with green trim and a sewn on patch with the purple and white Africa scout logo (fleur-de-lis) within an outline of the African continent.
The certificate's background has a light brown outline of the African continent, an image of the purple Africa Scout logo, and an image of an elephant's head.

The certificate is written in English and French. The text is black and gold. The certificate reads (in English):
The Africa Scout Committee hereby awards The Africa Elephant to Mr Nelson Mandela
In recognition of outstanding service rendered in scouting in Africa
On this 23rd Day of April 2004
Signed by: Chairman Africa Scout Committee, Regional director and secretary to the Africa Scout Committee
Award is a tiny 'silver' elephant on a blue/yellow/red ribbon

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NMF Archives ID: A0032

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0032

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