Scouting is...

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 is...

International

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.

A method

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 responsibility

Stimulting programmes

- 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 world.

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 co-operation.

A personal dimension

- developing a sense of personal responsibility and stimulating the desire for responsible self-expression.

You want to join Scouting?

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