Our history

Scouting was started in 1907 by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in the United Kingdom. His vision was to create a better world. He started this great movement that combines adventure with solid values so that you could leave the world a little better than you found it.  He developed a Scout Promise and ten Scout laws that Scouts still live by today.

Western Cape Scout Heritage Centre

Scouting in South Africa has a long history  and is home to some of the oldest Scout Groups outside of the UK. In the Western Cape a team of dedicated volunteers has established the Western Cape Scout Heritage Centre, dedicated to the preservation of the history of Scouting in the Western Cape.

“Honouring the Past, Inspiring the Future, Building a Legacy”

The centre consists of a museum and archives located in Goodwood, and has an active programme of digitising our archives and making them available online on the History and Heritage section of the national Scout wiki.