'Scoutmaster W. Baker, the Hon. Secretary of the Central Council
for Cape Colony, writes:-
"I have the honour to thank you on behalf of Corporal H.Wickins,
Scout McKenzie, Birkenberg and Seaton, for having awarded
Life-Saving Medals to them, which were ceremoniously presented to
them by His Excellency the Governor and Acting High Commissioner, on
Sunday August 27th, at Government House. The four boys and
myself, as their Scoutmaster, were presented to His Excellency by
Captain Hanna, R.A. the President of the Council.
The Movement is making good headway now. As a matter of fact I
have just heard news from East London, where a Troop is being
formed in the Junior Section, Y.M.C.A. and at Robin Island, where
another is being formed. I intend going over there with some of my
boys, to give them a start.
Those boys to whom Medals were presented belonged to the
At a successful gymnastic Display and entertainment which took
place at a later date, Captain Hanna, R.A. referred to the pleasure he
had had in presenting these four Scouts to the Governor.
He read a letter thanking the Patrols of the Claremont Division for
their prompt turning out in force and scouring of the District in search
of a little child who had strayed from home and could not be found.
The extreme left of this search party came in touch with the child at
Kenilworth, where a friendly hand had taken him up. The parents'
anxiety was removed and the child brought home."'