About Us

The history of 1st Margate Scout Group.

Scouting started in the Lower South Coast area in the 1940’s. In about 1958 the scouts met in Valley Road in a church hall.

The first Scout Master was Neil Munro who also was chosen as a Queen Scout, a great honor in those days, he also attended a Jamboree. They had a Marching band that often paraded down the streets in Margate.

The Scouts always helped with the various charitable functions held in Margate.

Over the years the Scout groups have merged to get to where 1st Margate is today and we remain the only Scout group on the Hibiscus Coast.

We have had numerous Springbok Scouts having come through our ranks and it is very rewarding seeing our young people go on to achieve success in their careers and making a meaningful contribution in their communities.

The Aim of SCOUTS South Africa is to contribute to the development of boys, girls and young adults in achieving their full potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities by:

Developing their character;
Training them in citizenship;
Developing their spiritual, social, intellectual and physical qualities.

Scouting is more relevant now than ever. In an age when parents are wary about letting their children out on their own, and young people are spending so much time indoors plugged into technology, scouting offers a real alternative.

At 1st Margate we do some pretty amazing things. But for us, adventure is a way of life not just an activity or outing. Young people grow in confidence by trying out new skills and stretching themselves.

Life skills, social skills and characters are built through the following types of activities:

• Building pioneer structures
• Raft building and racing
• Outdoor cooking
• Hiking
• Camping
• Knot tying
• Abseiling and Rock climbing
• Community and wildlife conservation projects

At Margate you will find a team of dedicated, motivated and friendly leaders. I invite you to contact us and see our troop in action.

Boys and girls 7 - 11 yrs.
With the emphasis on fun, our cubs learn to team build while they enjoy being outdoors. They are encouraged to do their best.

Boys and girls 11 - 18 yrs.
Action and adventure through outdoor activities. Leadership skills and respect for others are an important part of our programme


Open to all men and women between 18-30 years old.

Being a Rover is the best way to indulge in your love for the outdoors, compassion for people and adventurous spirit while serving others and making a difference.