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Once a Scout, always a Scout!

A fresh wind has been blowing through the South African Scouting Movement. The name of the organisation has been changed, programmes adapted to our current societal needs, a lot of new members have joined and we have launched the Alumni Network.

Everywhere you look you will find former Scouting members. When asked about their experiences, the answer is unanimous “Once a Scout, always a Scout!” With that in mind SCOUTS SA is now reconnecting, rekindling and re-engaging with our alumni!

The Alumni Network is open to all former members who once enjoyed the adventures and skills development it provided

The aim of the Alumni Network is to contribute towards realizing SCOUTS SA’s goal of empowering young people in achieving their full potential as individuals and responsible citizens. At the heart of all SCOUTS SA’s programmes is a continuous transference of values such as honesty, loyalty, responsibility, respect; all aimed at governing individual behavior and the development of strong leadership skills that will equip youth to be of service to others and to their communities.

Being a member of the Alumni Network means that you will receive regular notices from SCOUTS South Africa, as well as invitations to regional events where you can rekindle friendships and re-engage with current Scouting members.
Other projects within the programme include opportunities for Alumni Network members to provide sessions to Cubs and Scouts relating to a specific theme and / or to join the mentoring programme whereby an alumni in a specific field could provide advice or facilitate talks to our current members and as such inspire them to reach their potential and increase their employability in their field of choice. If an Alumni Network member is not in a position to assist, they can simply rekindle friendships during events and stay abreast of the current developments through our various communication channels. Alumni Network members will have the option to purchase an Alumni Network scarf and pin.

For more information or to sign up to the Alumni Network email

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Scouting!

Dave Osmond
Chair Alumni Network

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