The Knapman-Stephens Hall
8th Avenue Extension
Betwn Lobengula St & Basch St
Matabeleland Organization Chart - 2005
P.O. Box 929|
Telephone +263 9 62788
Provincial Commissioner:- Mr. Harry Ncube 22-2-2015Zimbabwe National HQ Organization Chart
Ass. Provincial Commissioner:- Mduduzi Mpofu 22-2-2015
District Commissioner Bulawayo North:- Francis Zvigo
District Commissioner Bulawayo West:- Basil Moyo
District Commissioner Bulawayo South:- Gilbert Dube
District Commissioner Bulawayo East:- Vacant
District Commissioner Luveve:- N T C Mpofu
Training Commissioners:- Trust Ngwenya (2017- )
Assistant Training Commissioners:- Rosemary Moody
Scout Programmes:- Ishumael Matewa
Office guy:- Ephraim Sibanda -2017-
General:- Richard Shilling
Gordon Park Camp Commissioner:- Norman Scott 1977-
President Matabeleland Scout Council:- Justice Fergus Blackie 2001-
Chairman Matabele Scout Council:- George Crockett 2001-
Provincial Secretary (Honorary):- Aurielle Wilcox 2001-
Provincial Treasurer:- Graham Ralphs 2001-
Scout Shop Manager:- Mrs Marian Moloney 2001-
Messenger/Scout Shop Assistant:- Timothy Moyo 2001-
Gordon Park caretaker:- Adam Moyo 1965-
Scouter Manager for Trade Fair:-
Ruth Hatfield 19..-1977-19..
Mike George 2001?-2
Donald Ndebele 2002-
Assistant Scouter Manager for Trade Fair:- Jean Garrett 2001-
For further Role/Job Descriptions see:- Scout Fact Sheets.
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Mr. G. E. Stephens, M.B.E. 1957-1967
Mr Les L. Stratford 1969
Dave Fyfe 1972-19..
Les Strattford 19..-1972
Chuck Wilcox 1976 -1990
Norman Scott 2001?-2003
Ntokozo Ncube 200..-2007
Bekezela Ndebele 22-2-2009-20(14?)
A. Edwards (Bulawayo South) 1959
Dave Edgar 1961
Chuck Wilcox 1973 -1976
Bill Sewell 1977-1978
Charles Dickinson 1979-19..
Training Team Commissioners:-
Hank Blowers 19.. - 1999
Assistant Training Commissioners:-
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Provincial Scout Commissioner
Jack Carlisle A.P.S.C.19..-1977
Ron Griffin A.P.S.C.1977-19..
Rosemary Moody (Assistant Provincial Scout Commissioner adult Leader Training) 2001
Nelson Sakala (Scouts) 2001
Vusa Maphosa (Cubs) 2001
Richard Shilling (General) 2001
John Gurney (International) 2001
Bekezela Ndebele (Public Relations, Firelite Magazine Editor) 2001
Stephen Sibanda 1977-19..
Robert Ndlovu -2017
Niaomi Connolly 19..-19..
Mr. C.M.K.Robertson 1936-1939
Skipper Knapman 1939-
Mike George 19..-1977
Norman Scott 1977-
Assistant Camp Warden:-
Dr Stephen Chandiwana 2002-4?
John Landau 19..-19..
Stan D. O'Donnell 1965?-197? (definitely 1979)
Sir Humphrey Gibbs (1959-64?)
Mr Nelson Sakala 2004?
Mr. Christopher L. Mbanga 2003?
Mr. Brian Foya 2004
Headquarters Commissioner for Matabeleland:-
Colonel R. Gordon, D.S.O., O.B.E. 1936
Public Relations Commissioner (Matabeleland):-
H. Bloch 1959
C.A.Martin 1979 (19..-19..)
D,C,C, & Camp Waden 'Skipper' Knapman
D.C. 'Kanga' O'Donnell
D.C. 'Chief' Gibbs
A.D.C. 'Panther' Edwards
A.P.C. 'Bok' Martin
Assis. Prov. Commis. Les L.Stratford
Assis. Prov. Scout Commis. Gordon R. Caw
Assis. Dist. Commis. D.G.Anderson
The following leaders gained their Cub Scout Wood Badge:-
Mrs J.Ralphs - 8th Hillside 1983
Mrs M.Jones - 8th Hillside 1983
Silver Eagle - Edward Hall (SL 8th Hillside) 2001
Medal of Merit is for services to Scouting for a period of not less than 10years
Medal of Merit - Mrs Mavis Sakala (Lay supporter) 2001
Medal of Merit - Mrs Ndlelenhle Thodlana (SL 15th Milton Junior) 2001
Medal of Merit - Agnes Busakwe 2002
Medal of Merit - Elaine Hall 2002
Silver Eagle - Adam Moyo 2002
Father Noel Scott, who has
been taking monthly inter-denominational services at Gordon Park for many years, was awarded the Silver Eagle at the October 2007
service. The Silver Eagle, the second highest National Scouting award, is presented for dedicated
service to Scouting over a prolonged period. Our thanks and congratulations to Father Noel.
22-2-2007 Mr. George Crockett and John FitzPatrick were each awarded the Silver Eagle at the BP service held out at Gordon Park.
During the Baden-Powell Day service on the Sunday 20th February 2005, five long serving members of Scouting here in Matabeleland Province, each were awarded Zimbabwe’s highest Scouting award, The Golden Lion. This award is given to those adults who have given, “Services of the most exceptional character over many years”. The congratulations are extended to:-
Mrs Rosemary Moody
Mrs Aurielle Wilcox
Mr Richard Shilling
Mr Mike George
and Rev. Fr. Odilo Weeger.
You are an inspiration to us all.
Skipper Jack Knapman was awarded the Medal of Merit in 1929 and the Silver Wolf in 1936.