Education for Life
Scouting compliments the school and the family by developing
self-knowledge, the need to explore, to discover, to want to know
and to learn visual skills.
An experience in leadership
Scouting offers young people a unique opportunity to be trained in
leadership and to practice the acquired leadership skills. This is
done by focussing on group work (patrols) and progressively allowing
young people to take charge of (to lead) their groups.
Based on a system of values
The Scout programme which promotes leadership is based on a system
of values such as honesty, loyalty, obedience, cleanliness, trust,
helpfulness, brotherhood, courtesy...
Scouting has never stopped growing since its founding in 1907.
Today there are more than 16 million members in more than 150
countries and territories.
Open to all
Scouting is open to all young men from the age of eight, in
accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived
by its founder Robert Baden-Powell.
A challenge to adults
A chance to help young people develop. A way to improve the
quality of our future society, while being of service, adult
leaders get valuable training and experience, which is invaluable
in their personal professional lives.
Making a personal commitment
- to a simple code of living: the Scout Promise and Law.
Learning by doing
- active participation, with others
Working in small groups
- in patrols to develop leadership, group skills, and individual
- progressive activities based on the interests of young people.
Activities in contact with nature, a ruch learning environment
where simplicity, creativity and discovery come together to provide
adventure and challenge.
A code of living
A spiritual dimension
- A commitment to seek the spiritual value of life beyond the material
A social dimension
- participating in the development of society, respecting the dignity
of others and the integrity of the natural world.
Promoting local, national and international peace, understanding and
A personal dimension
- developing a sense of personal responsibility and stimulating the
desire for responsible self-expression.
As a child or young adult:
There is a Scout Group in your neighbourhood.
You will be welcome to join Cubs at the age of 7 1/2 years.
Att 11 years of age you will become a Scout.
As an adult
Either as a Pack or Troop Scouter, in uniform to act as a facilitator
to achieve the aim of Scouting.
A "Lay Member" to assist the Scouters with the administration,
fundraising and accommodation of the Group.
A Rover who renders community service and helps others.
For further details:
WESTERN CAPE SCOUTING