Category Archives: Sustainable Development Goals

A PL’s take on the importance of plastic-free beaches

Written by Aimée Granzier, SSA Youth Influencer Eastern Cape South Josephine Jacobs, or Jo as we call her, is the Patrol Leader of the Elephant Patrol at 1st Walmer Scout Group located in Gqeberha. I spoke with Jo about the beach clean-up she organised with her Patrol and got her perspective on the importance of keeping our…

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Messengers of Peace recognition for SCOUTS South Africa

We are delighted to announce that SCOUTS South Africa was one of only 5 National Scout Organizations (NSO’s) in Africa selected for a Special Commendation for our ongoing commitment to, and support of, World Scouting’s (WOSM) Messengers of Peace Programme. The award recognises that your ongoing actions and projects brought relief and comfort to people…

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Show us how you are helping our planet

Have you been picking up litter in your community? Have you planted trees or cleared alien vegetation? What about recycling initiatives? WhatsApp or email us your photos and videos (filmed horizontally) and stand a chance to win #promisetotheplanet t-shirts or badges – courtesy of The Scout Association (UK). WhatsApp: 068 0699 463. Email:info@scouts.org.za Subject Line…

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Fighting climate change one spekboom at a time 

Written by Claire Smithard The Prometheus Rover Crew has been busy fighting climate change and air pollution in Gauteng by distributing Spekboom and educating Scouting members though out the province how to plant and care for them at various Scouting properties. This initiative was the brainchild of Kathleen Godfrey. Together with project manager Dawn Ledbitter,…

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