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Sanjamb 2021 in KZN!

Message from Chief Commissioner Gary Pienaar The South African National Jamboree “SANJAMB” is a local event which is intended to take place every four years.  It provides Scouts with the opportunity of a local Jamboree experience, which is more accessible and cost effective than the international options. Sanjamb 2017 attracted some 650 Scouts and Adult…

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Phased resumption of “traditional” Scouting activities

Dear members, With the ongoing relaxation of the lockdown regulations and some vagaries therein, we have received questions and pressure for a phased resumption of “normal/traditional” outdoor Scouting activities. The rationale To be very clear, at this time we do not believe that a decision for full resumption (normal meetings with large group activities) would…

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Interns gain confidence and find purpose by helping others

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic put a temporary end to extramural activities, the Western Cape Scouting-in-Schools (SiS) interns are assisting school staff with the implementation of health and safety precautions. The SiS initiative is a project in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s After School Game Changer programme (ASGC). It aims to address youth unemployment…

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“I’ve been given a platform to help those in need”

All Scouting-in-School (SiS) intern Krista Hendrickse wanted for her 23rd birthday was the chance to hand out much needed PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) to the learners she serves at the Bloekombos Primary School in Kraaifontein. So to make her wish come true, she started a fundraising initiative amidst her family and friends. “My biggest dream…

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