Wynberg’s Kyle Cato wins Scouts of the World Award

Wynberg's Kyle Cato - Scouts of the World Award

Sunday 19 February 2017: Wynberg congratulates Kyle Cato on his service work which has earned him international Scouting honours. Read the citation to being the first South African scout to receive the Scouts of the World Award:

The Scouts of the World Award challenges all young people, Scouts and non-Scouts, to think about global issues and act upon them in their local community. It is the only award for young people provided by World Scouting. The award requires a commitment from you to make your community a better place and to run a project in the field of development, peace or environment in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2 Sustainable Development Goals Kyle worked on were:

1. Environment

SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production – by substantially reducing waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, and

2. Development

SDG 3 – Good health and well-being – Child health – by being able to fundraise money for children to receive cleft palate surgery.

Kyle’s projects spanned 132 hours from June to November 2016 and he managed to collect 1193.4 kg of plastic bottle tops which fundraised R1598.50 for Operation Smile. In addition to this, his personal fundraising project of making a selling key rings raised R28 000 for Operation Smile.

Kyle is the first scout in South Africa to earn this award, which is world recognised and is the highest award a scout can receive.

Well done Kyle, you’ve done your family, school, and your fellow man proud.

Supera Moras

Kyle Cato