We now need Brownie Packs, Guides and Rangers to send in their applications for pen-pals.
Since Nelson Mandela passed away last year we have had more enquiries for pen-pals, people wanting to know more about South Africa!
Troops and groups want to work with SA for their International knowledge badges and at this time of the year they also want to exchange Thinking Day messages.
We are especially looking for groups to communicate with troops overseas, USA being the main country requesting these. A Canadian troop has said that one of their adult leaders returned from Cape Town recently after studying abroad, they are very eager to learn about Guiding in South Africa.
The Acting Secretary, Hilary White, has not had any feedback from her last circular and is presuming that all girls that have been linked are in communication with their pen friend. We look forward to sending out new certificates this year!
All names that were listed last year have now been removed from the data base, ready to start the data base afresh this year
The newest application form for a Pen Friend is available in the last Guiding SA and also from the National Centre or this Website