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South Africa Scouts – Reader Badge

Scouts South Africa - Reader badge

Image courtesy of Scouts South Africa

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts (here, here, here, and here), I have a special interest in bookbinding-related scout badges. I recently discovered the Reader Interest Badge from SCOUTS South Africa and while not a bookbinding badge, it does include a requirement that’s conservation-related (just in time for Preservation Week).

6. Discuss the care and repair of books with the examiner, and show the examiner some of your own books.

SCOUTS South Africa is a pretty cool organization – it’s open to children and adults, from age 7 – 30. Founded in 1907 by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, it encourages public service and environmental awareness through hands-on activities and projects.

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