On the 1st of September 2012, Scouts in Mpumalanga officially opened their new state of the art Scout Centre in Nelspruit. The centre is the result of an ongoing partnership with Nangu Thina and the generous financial support from the German Umckaloabo Foundation.
The Scouts, who previously had their provincial offices on the farm of the former chairman Mr Dudley James, hosted a successful and joyous event to inaugurate their new home. The building has a spacious Scout hall, training classrooms, a kitchen, bedrooms, restrooms and offices. The bedrooms currently provide accommodation for the international volunteers from Germany.
The event was attended by Cubs, Scouts, Rovers and volunteers of the Mpumalanga Province as well as the Chief Scout Reverend Vukile Mehana, Olaf Schwabe the chairman of the Umckaloabo Foundation, board members of the Foundation, The German Vice Ambassador, Milly Siebrits the SCOUTS South Africa CEO, Mr Brian February the Chief Scout’s Commissioner and members of the national and international press.