People always meet twice in life and Scouts many times more!

My name is Sabrina Rohland and I’m a 28 year old Scout from Germany.  In 2015 I had the privilege of spending 3 wonderful months in Mpumalanga where I learned so much about life in SA, the people, the cultures and also about Scouting in South Africa. I made a lot of friends and gained new experiences…

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No matter what decade or country, youngsters are the same

Pack Scouter Competition Winner By Mrs Dorothy Berry, APS 4th Benoni Cub Pack I come from a family where Scouting and Guiding is considered important. I first became an “Assistant Cubmaster” in March 1959 after having been a Brownie, Guide and Ranger. The then Cubmaster, an RAF National Serviceman, wanted continuity in the Pack when he…

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SA needs people with solid morals, values and character

As I reflect back on the year 2016 I am filled with mixed emotions. Personally I have lost loved ones and gained new friends. I have stayed focused and overcome challenges that have crossed my path and can look back with pride on what I was able achieve by staying true to myself, my values…

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Do your Scouts know the facts of HIV and AIDS?

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and show their support for people living with HIV. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. The day provides us with the opportunity to remind ourselves that HIV has…

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Scouting is a grooming hub for credible leaders!

As we strive to recruit new adults and retain the ones within our organisation, we decided to shed some light on a few of our adult volunteers who go over and above to serve not only their communities but also the Scouting Movement. After his Scouting adventures, Gabonewe Phage from Potchefstroom in the North West Region…

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SSA’s “Friends of Scouting” Recognition Programme

On the 29th of November SCOUTS South Africa launched the new Friends of Scouting Recognition Programme! The launch co-incided with #givingtuesday. We thank all who generously donated towards the growth and sustainability of Scouting in South Africa. It is truly appreciated! The ‘Friends of Scouting’ (FOS) Recognition Programme serves to thank corporate and legal individuals who contribute financially…

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SANJAMB 2017– THE ROAD TO VISION 2031

Are you wondering why we are reintroducing SANJAMB to SA? Although many of the roots of Scouting originate from South Africa, South Africa has never hosted a World Jamboree.  South Africa has also not held a National Jamboree (SANJAMB) since 2001. Many of our member ask us why we don’t host these events in South Africa. Before…

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Ahmad Alhendawi appointed WOSM Secretary General

– For immediate release – 16 November 2016 SCOUTS South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Ahmad Alhendawi as the next Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), the youngest in the history of the organization. “I am honoured and humbled to be offered the opportunity to serve as the…

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Applications open for BSA International Camp Staff

Doing a Gap year in 2017? Interested in working at one of the biggest Scout Summer Camps in the world? Then this is for you! BSA is looking forward to receiving young leaders, between 18 and 30 years of age, from SCOUTS South Africa for the 2017 summer programme. If you are interested please find…

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You can leave South Africa, but South Africa will never leave you.

As I reflect back on my voluntary year at the Mpumalanga Regional Office of SCOUTS South Africa I realize that I leave 11 wonderful months behind me. Months full of highlights and a few low points, adventures and experiences that have shaped me in the person who I am now. I have learned a lot about South Africa,…

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