International Scout & Guide Fellowship (ISGF)
The International Scout & Guide Fellowship is an international
group of national fellowships made up of groups of friends
who learn, discover, share joys and sorrows, and have a good
time, while supporting local Scouting and Guiding.
South African Fellowship
We hope to set up a national fellowship in South Africa.
To do this we must have at least 125 registered members nationally,
in locally-based clubs - in just the same way as a Scout or
Guide Group is locally-based.
The Principles of the International Fellowship are:
- respect for life and human rights;
- work for justice and peace in order to create a better
- contribution to international understanding especially
through friendship, tolerance and respect for others, as
laid down in the Aims.
The Aims of the ISGF are to encourage former Scouts and
- personally to keep alive the spirit of the Promise and
Law as laid down by Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the
Scout and Guide Movements;
- to bring that spirit into the communities in which they
live and work: and
- actively to support Scouting and Guiding in these communities,
in their countries, and worldwide.
Who can join the South African branch of ISGF?
- Any person who has taken the Scout or Guide promise in
any Scout and Guide association, anywhere in the world.
This will include all former Scouts, Guides (all branches),
and former Scouters and Guiders. It also includes former
lay personnel within the two Movements.
- Any other person over 18 years of age who has not been
a Scout but is willing to subscribe to the values of Scouting
& Guiding, and accepts the Principles and Aims of the
- Persons who are currently involved in the S A Scout &
Guide Associations. These members are expected to give priority
to their obligations to the Associations, and so will not
be eligible for office in ISGF.
What is the purpose of a 'club'?
A club is formed by a group of adult members who meet regularly
on a social basis, and who undertake any activity or project
which the members feel is important to them, or will help
Scouting and Guiding within their community.
While it is not under the jurisdiction of any organ of either
the South African Scout or Guide associations, it will work
in harmony with the two associations, and will have its own
constitution (not yet written), approved by the international
At present no organizational structure is proposed beyond
local groups and a national coordinating committee. This may
change as the need arises.
For more information, see the ISGF web site