Friends of Scouting

As a Friend of Scouting we share a common interest in helping children and young people thrive and make positive life choices. Helping them learn the value of their own worth, whilst inculcating sound morals, is the greatest gift we can share.

Friends of Scouting

For decades the South African Scouting programmes have shaped the lives and unleashed the potential of thousands of boys and girls and young men and women. Today, with over 300 000 members, Scouting still sets the bar when it comes to contemporary value based youth programmes. Skills such as outdoor survival, first aid, citizenship, leadership as well as team work set members up for success.

One of our Scout Laws speaks of managing all resources thrifty. Therefore donations and bequests made to SCOUTS South Africa are kept in an endowment fund managed by the independent SCOUT Foundation. To continue to enrich the lives of our volunteers, youth and children we need a little help from our Friends. Your gift – both small and big – is meaningful and will helps us to sustain Scouting throughout South Africa.

The “Friends of Scouting” (FOS) Recognition Programme serves to thank corporate and legal individuals that contribute towards the Scout Foundations (SF) Endowment Fund. The funds serve as a tool to enhance the financial sustainability of SCOUTS South Africa, its sole beneficiary.

What is the SF Endowment Fund?

The endowment fund is made up of monies donated or bequeathed, which are invested to generate income. 75% of the interest in dispersed annually to SCOUTS South Africa and 25% of the interest is reinvested into the capital of the endowment fund.

The fund is one of many income sources for the NGO and aids in diversifying SSA’s funding base as it reduces reliance on other sources of funding alone. In our current economic climate the endowment fund secures the sustainability of Scouting in South Africa.

How does “Friends of Scouting” work?

fos-growth-for-the-futureThe Friends of Scouting Recognition Programme serves to thank corporate and legal individuals that contribute towards the SCOUT Foundations Endowment Fund. Depending on your donation, you will receive a FOS, bronze, silver, gold or platinum recognition status, which over time can evolve.

 As a Friend of Scouting you can help and contribute towards the endowment fund by making a private contribution or you could donate through your company:

Private donations:
As individuals we can all ensure the legacy of Scouting by making a donation.

  • Once-off: Make a once off donation.
  • Annual Donations: You could support Scouting annually. Donations are cumulative, so as your total donation grows, so does your FOS recognition status.
  • Monthly Donations: Every donation counts! Contribute monthly through a direct debit towards FOS and watch your status grow!
  • Double your impact Organize a fundraising event for the endowment fund with your friends and family! Who knows you might even find a company to match your FOS Contribution?

Corporate donations:
Service to others is a core principle of Scouting. It is also the cornerstone of many CSI programmes. Invest in Scouting and its members by adding us as CSI partners!

  • Once-off: Donate once by adding us as a CSI beneficiary for the year.
  • Annual donations: Include the SCOUT Foundation as a CSI partner and prepare people for success in life. Donations are cumulatative, so as your total donation grows, so does your FOS status within the recognition programme.
  • Monthly Donations: Rather contribute your CSI budget monthly? That works for us! Contribute through a direct debit towards FOS and watch your status grow!
  • Double your impact Organize a fundraising event for SSA’s endowment fund as a staff function within your company. Give your team the chance to empower others!
    Note: The SCOUT Foundation is a Trust, no Section 18A can be issued.

Through a bequest:
By bequeathing a donation to the SCOUT Foundation in your last will and testament you are not only giving money to support the sustainability of a non-profit organisation, you are in fact ensuring that a Scouting legacy lives on.

  • Bequest by adding this Codicil to your Will. As the SCOUT Foundation is a registered PBO, there will be no inheritance tax due on the amount of the donation.

 Donate in Memoriam:
Has your loved one left the request to support Scouting in South Africa? Did Scouting bring a lifetime of adventure and joy to your loved-one? Want to give back? Make a once off donation to the SCOUT Foundation Endowment Fund and ensure the legacy lives on!

How to join? All it takes are 3 simple steps!

  1. fos-3-simple-stepsFill in the FOS Categories-and-Registration-Form
  2. Donate through EFT or Givengain with your credit card
    Bank details: Nedbank
    Branch: Foreshore Cape Town
    Branch Code: 108309
    Type: Current Account
    Account name: The Scout Foundation
    Account number: 1083277502
    -> Once the funds are received they will be transferred into the Endowment Fund.
  3. Email proof of payment and the FOS Categories-and-Registration-Form through to:

            =>Thanks! You have just changed many lives!