Africa Scout Day 2017

March 13 was declared Africa Scout Day by the Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity (now the Africa Union) in 1995. The main goal of Africa Scout Day is to take stock of the achievements of Scouting and building partnerships for more social impact in Africa.

In South Africa we would like to tell and show people how Scouting impacts the lives of our members.

How has Scouting impacted your life

Tell us how Scouting has helped you / your child learn and grow, tell us how it has helped your family and community? Send your stories to and they will be published online and shared with our African Scouting family!

Nominate your Scouting Hero!

Today we are launching our South African Scouting Hero Competition again! Tell us who has inspired you to be the best you can be? Who helps you find the courage to tackle any challenge and to learn not only new physical skills but also how to be a confident leader, a team player and good citizen?

To nominate your Scout Hero 2017 send us:

  • The name of your SA Scouting Hero
  • Their Scout Group or Regional/National Scout Position
  • Their Region
  • Short description why he or she is your Scout Hero
  • A photo of the person (if possible)
  • Your name, how you know the person.
  • Email nominations to, subject line my scout hero 2017. Deadline for nominations is 30 April 2017.

The Africa Regional celebrations took place in Tanzania from 8-11 March 2017, #Scouts from all over Africa gathered at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Arusha, Tanzania to celebrate the Africa Scout Day. Facebook:

Wishing you a happy and successful Africa Scout Day!