Through our Children’s Program the children form small groups of direct peer support. These children all adhere to the Scout Law and Promise.
Scout and Rover Promise
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best –
To do my duty to God, and my Country;
To help other people at all times;
To obey the Scout Law.
Scout and Rover Law
1. A Scout’s honour is to be trusted
2. A Scout is loyal
3. A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others.
4. A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout
5. A Scout is courteous
6. A Scout is a friend to animals
7. A Scout obeys orders
8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties
9. A Scout is thrifty
10. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed
11. A Scout is not a fool
12. A Scout does not fall in love
The law and the promise guides the child’s behaviour, children have explained to us that belief in the Laws have been a sound reason to explain to other children why they are not dating, having sex, involved in criminal activities, working on the school work and achieving their results.
This provides the first level of support. Each small group exists within a larger group called a Den, Pack, Troop or Crew, this is the second level of support. The child has access to adult support through the Scout Leader or through Keep The Dream196 staff. On staff we have a social worker, teacher and nurse to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to support and care for the children. Most issues are resolved at group level but occasionally situations arise whereby professional help is required and provided.
KTD196 also provides tertiary bursary information and assistance with applying for scholarships to those children completing matriculation. Through this support we have produced doctors; lawyers; social workers; occupational therapists; teachers; psychologists; physiotherapists; acturalists, chartered accountants; electrical, mechanical, chemical engineers; boiler makers to name a few. These children then become Rovers and role models to the children coming up the through the various stages of the program. This gives the children a chance to see that dreaming and participating the project will assist you to be successful like the Rovers. The children learn perseverance and reliance upon their friends in the program with Rover advice and support with study issues. Some Scouts and Rovers give extra lessons during camp to assist the students in their subjects.
As I said earlier this support is varied but provided to ensure that the fundamental principles of Children’s Rights are upheld and that quality of service delivery to the communities is maintained. This area is vital to the ongoing quality of services rendered and essential for the development of the overall program.