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WHAT IS SCOUTING?
AN EDUCATION FOR LIFE! It's an 'adventure' through physically challenging activities such as: year-round camping, orienteering, hiking, canoeing, biking, mountaineering, kayaking and much, MUCH more! Let's not forget games and crafts!

Scouting teaches personal and interpersonal skills like: problem-solving, team building, independent thinking, survival techniques, sharing, spiritual strengthening, and recognizes the youth's efforts through an extensive badge recognition program. We develop the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow while building long-lasting memories and life-long friendships.

Scouting South Africa is one of the largest youth organizations. The program is family based with a focus on teamwork, self-confidence and achievement.

Please see the "About Us" link and "Links" pages for more information on scouting.[Top]

 

WHO CAN JOIN?
ANYONE! Scouting prides itself as a wonderful experience for the entire family. Scouting is the largest youth organization on the planet with over 20 million members worldwide! [Top]

 

WHAT TYPE OF PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES DO THE YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN?
The program is a series of enjoyable activities based upon abilities related to age and group consensus, such as meetings, day trips, craft projects, outdoor skills, weekend and summer camping. [Top]

 

 HOW OLD ARE THE CHILDREN?
A child starts visiting Cubs when they are seven and a half and then join at eight. They remain a cub till ten and a half when they will start visiting Scouts. A child joins Scouts when they are eleven and hopefully complete there Top Award before eighteen. [Top]

 

HOW OFTEN AND WHERE DO THE GROUPS MEET?
Our Cub Pack and Scout Troop have their regular meeting once a week during the normal School Term on a Friday at out Scout Hall. Have a look at the contact page for directions. Cub Meetings run from 15h30 till 17h00 and Scout Meetings run from 19h00 till 21h30 on Fridays. In addition to this we will have voluntary week-end or day events. [Top]

 

WHO ARE THE LEADERS?
The leaders are regular people selected by the chartered organization who volunteer their time for the benefit of young people. Often they are the parents of Scouts who are in the unit or local leaders in the community. On many occasions, past scouts from the troop also become leaders. [Top]

 

AS A PARENT WHAT DO I DO?
Scouting is a partnership with the parents of the young person. Scouting is an excellent opportunity for you to spend very high quality time with your son. Since the leaders are not paid they would most certainly appreciate any help that you could provide. [Top]

 

WHAT ABOUT UNIFORMS?
Our Troop currently has two uniforms. A formal and normal one for Friday Nights. We do have second hand uniforms, which are available. [Top]

 

WHAT ABOUT CAMPING?
Both Cub (ages 8-10) and Scouts (ages 11-17) have the opportunity to go both weekend and summer camping (financial assistance is available). The Western Cape Scouting Association owns it's own camping ground just outside Wellington. Most of our Group's camping takes place at this training ground. [Top]

 

SO HOW MUCH WILL ALL THIS COST?
Because the leaders aren't being paid, Scouting as a whole is a very inexpensive, year-round, worthwhile activity. [Top]

 

WHAT KIND OF BADGES AND AWARDS EXIST?
Your son can earn a wide variety of achievements and awards by having fun and learning something in areas such as citizenship, personal fitness, family living, the outdoors, nature, crafts, and more. [Top]

 

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCOUTS?
You can contact us directly on the contacts page or call the Cape Western Scout Head Office at (021) 591-6842 to find out where a Group meets in your neighbourhood. If you are from another area visit our links page for help. [Top]

 

WHAT ABOUT THE GIRL SCOUTS?
Our Group is currently one of the few troops that has an active girl scout patrol. Girls are always in their own patrol and all mixed activities are supervised. [Top]