The Scout movement was founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1907. The skills he learnt in South Africa, and fine-tuned on the first camp on Brownsea Island, have spread around the world.
What is in it for the girl/boy?
Scouting offers a fun way to learn how to be the best you can be in a healthy environment. It provides a sense of belonging and focuses on the following:
- character development;
- exposure to new interests;
- life skills e.g. HIV training and first aid;
- outdoor adventure;
- leadership training;
- citizenship (ubuntu) and involvement in the community;
- and understanding and caring for the environment.
Scouting South Africa
For more information about the South African and global Scouting movement, please contact: