Our youth training programme is an advancement system where Scouts are allowed to progress at their own pace. It allows for experiential learning and contributes to their personal development. Scouts acquire Advancement and Interest Badges as part of their journey.

By learning new skills and forming lasting friendships through the Scout programme, generations of Scouts have grown up to become some of our nation’s most outstanding leaders!

Not every child or youth likes the same thing. Our award winning programmes and projects provide a wide range of activities for them to choose from. A number of challenges contribute to their growth and advancement through the Scouting programmes and others are specifically designed to appeal to their interests.

In addition to our programme we provide a number of award winning topic related projects for our Scouts to take ownership of. The projects range from health related peer education to environmental climate change and recycling initiatives, to leadership and life skills development projects. Often these themed projects are developed in partnership with other civil society or corporate partners.

Scouting helps young people to develop their character while preparing them for adulthood.

Scouts (11-17) are guided by the Scout Trail. This adventure trail includes a wide range of activities such as hiking, camping, abseiling, swimming, survival skills, first aid or even flying! Scouting is an awesome and creative way to have fun, meet new people and active outdoors while exploring the world around you!

All members of SCOUTS South Africa are required to adhere to the Cub or Scout Promise and Law as conceived by our Founder Lord Baden Powell.

Scout Promise

On my honor I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God, and my country,
To help other people at all times,
To obey the Scout Law.

Scout Law

1. A Scout’s honour is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others.
4. A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
5. A Scout is courteous.
6. A Scout is a friend to animals.
7. A Scout obeys orders.
8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
9. A Scout is thrifty.
10. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.

Scout Motto

Be Prepared

Congratulations to all our prize/award winners in 2018!

Queen Scout and Springbok Award

1954 - Alexander Peter Kinnaird - Queen Scout
1979 - Stuart Russell Volk - Springbok
1979 - Anthony Boonzaaier - Springbok
1979 - Charles Kruger - Springbok
1980 - Ronald Edwards - Springbok
1981 - Conrad Boonzaier - Springbok
1984 - Andrew Douglas Kent - Springbok
1985 - Ian Michael Kent- Springbok
1985 - Michael James Martin - Springbok
1985 - Craig George Goble-Garratt - Springbok
1992 - Dean Kennedy - Springbok
1993 - Shane Britz - Springbok
2001 - Shannon Mayne - Springbok
2003 - Shaun N Murray – Springbok

2016 - Caitlin A Morton – Springbok

2018 – Ariana Smith – Springbok


How the Scout Advancements work

Scout Trail

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The Scout Trail