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SCOUTS SA members going abroad

Anybody wanting to visit a Group – Meerkats, Cubs, Scouts, Rovers – abroad needs to have a Letter of Introduction from SCOUTS South Africa. This is a standard procedure for all NSOs. In the case a member of SSA travels abroad there is a standard WOSM issued “Letter of introduction” needs to be signed by the International Committee Chair or Chief Commissioner. This indicates that the person is a member and in good standing with SCOUTS South Africa.

Visit a Group abroad

Going abroad and you want to get in touch with local Scout Groups in the country you are visiting? Get in touch with the International Committee international@scouts.org.za . Apply for a Letter of Introduction (Form here: Application for Letter of Introduction) and complete the form for them to be able to process your request. Find form here:  Application for SSA Individual Menbers to Visit Groups in Foreign Countries

Moving abroad

Moving abroad and you want to join a group there? Get in touch with the International Committee international@scouts.org.za and request a letter of introduction / good standing. Please complete the form below so that the team is able to process your request. Find form here: Application for Letter of Introduction

Partake in international events/tours

Interested in participating in an international tour/camp/jamboree/conference/event? Almost all events such as these have their own application processes. Please note that as a member of SCOUTS South Africa you are NOT permitted to engage in any official Scout activities outside of the country without having consulted the International Committee or National Scout Office first.  To contact the International Committee email international@scouts.org.za

If you are planning to take Scouts/Rovers on an international tour, the following form will need to be completed and sent to international@scouts.org.za : Application for SSA Menbers to Visit Foreign Countries.

To view current international opportunities for SSA members, check out our News Blog regularly!

Foreign NSO’s/Scouting members visiting SA

Paint the lion purpleAll international Scouting visitors – be it as a tourist or an exchange programme – who wish to be in contact with members of SCOUTS South Africa are required to contact the International Committee prior to visiting South African Scout Groups.

Visit a Group in SA

Anybody wanting to visit a Group – Meerkats, Cubs, Scouts, Rovers – needs to have a Letter of Introduction from their National Scout Organisation (NSO). This is a standard procedure for all NSOs. It can be in the form of a letter on the NSO letterhead or on the WOSM issued “Letter of Introduction”. Either-way it needs to be signed by the International Commissioner/Chief Commissioner. This indicates that the person is in good standing with their NSO. Note: In South Africa this is also prescribed in our Child Protection Policy. This letter will need to be sent to the International Committee – accompanied by a completed form below  – who will advise the respective Regional and/or District teams. Find form here: Individual International visitor or International visitors

Visiting SA on Scouting-led tour?

Foreign Scouts/Rovers wanting to visit SA on a Scouting-lead tour/trip? Send an email to international@scouts.org.za and attach 1) An itinerary of your trip and a completed form . (Find required form here: International visitors) and 2) the letter from your National Scout Office (NSO) confirming that you are a registered member of the Scouting Movement in your country and that you are in good standing.

On holiday and want to connect with a Group?

Visiting on holiday and wanting to connect with a local Group for a visit? Email international@scouts.org.za and attach the letter from your National Scout Office (NSO) confirming that you are a registered member of the Scouting Movement in your country and that you are in good standing. Also complete the form below. Please also be specific about in which city you will be and the dates of your intended travel. Find form here: Individual International visitor

Moved to SA and want to join a Group?

Have you recently moved to South Africa and want to join SCOUTS South Africa near you? Please contact the National Scout Office at info@scouts.org.za and they will put you in touch with the Regional Office in the area where you reside. Alternatively, have a look at the Scout Groups near you which may well assist you on our website here.

International Friendship Badge/ Connect Online

child-drawing-sa-flagLooking for a South African penpal or Cub Pack or Scout Group to correspond with? Send an email to international@scouts.org.za detailing your request and attach a letter from your National Scout Office (NSO) confirming that you are a registered member of the Scouting Movement in your country and that you are in good standing. Once received, we will share your request with our members!

Wanting to make contact with a Cub Pack/ Scout Troop or Rover Crew via Skype, Zoom, Discord, etc? Looking for a South African Cub Pack, Scout Group or Rover Cew to interact with on-line? Send an email to international@scouts.org.za  detailing your request and attach a letter from your National Scout Office (NSO) confirming that you are a registered member of the Scouting Movement in your country and that you are in good standing. Once received, we will share your request with our members!