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South African Scout Association

SCOUTS South Africa is a member of the World Organisation of Scout Movements, WOSM. Scouting in South Africa was established in 1908 in Mafikeng.

SCOUTS South Africa is made up of three branches:

Cubs: boys and girls 7 to 10 years old
Scouts: boys and girls 11 to 17 years old
Rovers: young men and women from 18 to 30 years old

The Scouting activities are co-ordinated and facilitated by thousands of dedicated volunteer Adult Leaders nationwide.

Groups Scouting is run in local Groups, which may be made up of units of each branch, for example, a Cub Pack, a Scout Troop and a Rover Crew. Groups are run by volunteer adult leaders and parents. The volunteer leaders, known as Scouters, run a programme of weekly meetings, camps and other activities.

Districts Scout Groups form local Districts which are coordinated by a volunteer District Commissioner and assistants.