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WESTERN CAPE SCOUTING
SCOUT HERITAGE CENTRE

H V Marsh Award for Scout Journalism

The HV Marsh Award for Scout Journalism is a National Award for the best Group magazine. Annual submissions must reach the SA Headquarters by no later than the 30 October.

History

H V Marsh was a well-to-do Building Merchant in Pietermaritzburg and was a much respected Scouter. He was the first South African to go to Gilwell in London to take a Wood Badge Course (at his own expense), and to return to impart his knowledge to Scouters in South Africa. H V Marsh was the owner of Lexden (named after a little village near Colchester, Essex, where he was born) which he later donated to the Scout Movement for training purposes.

The Award was created by Vic Clapham who was a professional PR man as well as being an Assistant Rover Scout Leader. In the early sixties Vic produced VELD LORE, initiated the Scout Press Club and in order to motivate Editors and to encourage communication, he decided to create a National Competition for magazine editors.

Vic had a tremendous-respect for H V Marsh as a communications expert, and, as always, not wanting to push his own name to the fore, decided to name the award "The H V Marsh Award for Scout Journalism".

The trophy is made from a Kudu horn.

Read how BP came to own a Kudu horn and how it became part of early Scouting tradition.

Click here for Guidelines on how to enter

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Previous Winners

2012

Bergvliet Delta

2nd Bergvliet

2011

Sweet Valley Echo

1st Bergvliet

2010

Sweet Valley Echo

1st Bergvliet

2009

Sweet Valley Echo

1st Bergvliet

2008

Sweet Valley Echo

1st Bergvliet

2007

Sweet Valley Echo

1st Bergvliet

2006

Sweet Valley Echo

1st Bergvliet

2005

Algoa Anchor News

Port Elizabeth

2004

Algoa Anchor News

Port Elizabeth

2003

Squadron News

1st Cowies Hill

2002

Squadron News

1st Cowies Hill

2002

Algoa Anchor News

Port Elizabeth

2001

Sweet Valley Echo

1st Bergvliet

2000

The Stave

1st Durbanville

1998

Edenvale Explorer

1st Edenvale

1997

Sweet Valley Echo

1st Bergvliet

1996

Edenvale Explorer

1st Edenvale

1995

Lyttbitt

23rd Lyttleton

1994

Lyttbitt

23rd Lyttleton

1991

Houtscout

2nd Hout Bay

1987

The Porthole

2nd Plumstead

1986

Second Thoughts

2nd Somerset West

1985

Second Thoughts

2nd Somerset West

1983

Glen Echo

1st Camps Bay

1981

Scoutz-d-lite

11th Pietermaritzburg

1980

Glen Echo

1st Camps Bay

1979

Glen Echo

1st Camps Bay

1978

Helderberg Herald

1st Somerset West

1977

Ahoy

35th Pretoria Sea Scouts

1977

Tartan Tattler

6th St Andrews Pretoria

1975

Pine Branch

1st Pinelands

1974

Pine Branch

1st Pinelands

1973

Camp Fire Chatter

3rd Windhoek

1972

Tartan Tattler

6th St Andrews Pretoria

1971

Low Rumble

29th Durban

1970

Low Rumble

29th Durban

1969

The Lighthouse

Humewood Sea Scouts

1968

The Lighthouse

Humewood Sea Scouts

1967

Jet Blast

11th Durban

1966

Wynstead Spark

1st Wynberg & Plumstead

1965

Jet Blast

11th Durban

1964

The Lighthouse

Humewood Sea Scouts

1963

Jet Blast

11th Durban