Thousands of children to compete in the 56th Annual KZN Rally!

On the 12th of September 2015 over 2000 Cubs and Scouts will take part in the 56th annual SCOUTS South Africa Rally taking place at the Sports Ground Indlulamithi in the Hammarsdale Mpumalanga Township Ward 91 in eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal. The event will take place from 8h00 to 16h00 in the presence of Minister Nhlanhla Nene and Chief Scout of South Africa Sibusiso Vilane.

Children and Scouters at KZN Rally - photo by Steve Camph

Photo: Steve Camp

SCOUTS South Africa’s programmes are implemented both within and outside of school curricula nationwide. Since 1959 an Annual Competition for Cubs and Scouts is held in September for children and youth participating in the in-school KZN Scouting programmes.

Over the past months Cubs and Scouts from various schools throughout the province have competed in district competitions. The winners will now come together and showcase their talents and knowledge while competing to be the best of the KZN!

The various skills and knowledge events include cooking a meal without using any utensils, first aid presentations, knowledge on HIV & AIDS Prevention, the values embedded in the Scout Promise and Law, their environment and national symbols. This year a special emphasis will be placed on unity driven activities such as SCOUTS South Africa’s Food Security Projects known as Food for Life.


Supplied by Goodenough Dlamni

The event aims to encourage good competitive and team spirits, but also strives to let the children and youths showcase their acquired skills and to promote what they have learnt through Scouting. Over 1500 Cubs and Scouts will take part in the competition and more than 2 000 Cubs and Scouts are expected to cheer them on.

Every year the Rally is hosted in a different district, the districts bid on hosting the event and a winner is selected. This year it is Hammarsdale who is welcoming young and old to have some good fun with a purpose! We would like to thank our donors and also the Hammarsdale Municipality for their support by sponsoring the grounds, security, tents, PA System and catering for VIPs and Children.

SCOUTS South Africa is an independent, non-profit educational movement dedicated to the development of young people in achieving their full potential as individuals and responsible citizens. Central in this programme is a continuous transference of values such as honesty, loyalty, responsibility, respect; all aimed at governing individual behaviour and the development of strong leadership skills that will equip members to be of service to others and to their communities.

If you would like more information about this action packed and fun filled day, don’t hesitate to contact: Goodenough Dlamini on 071 750 69 93. To book an interview with the Chief Scout email PR Manager Natasha Kayle on