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Scout Shop

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The KZN Scout shop is located at the KZN Scouts headqurters. Watch this space for a litsting of available items.

Find a group in your area

A comprehensive list of all the groups in Kwa-Zulu Natal is currently being compiled, and will be added here as soon as possible.

Until then, please contact the KZN Scouts headquarters for more information.

Area Headquarters

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Telephone:

031 - 207 5738

031 - 207 8793

Fax:

031 - 207 7057

Email:

kznscouting@mweb.co.za

Website:

www.kznscouts.co.za

Physical Address:

19 Earl Haig road

Glen Rose

Durban

Postal Address:

P.O.Box 37143

Overport

4067

Office hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 16:00

Open first Saturday of every month 8:30 - 13:00

Marketing

Welcome to the marketing section of the KZN Scouts website. The resources listed below offer general advice on how to create media coverage for your local scout group, as well as marketing aides such as flyers, which you can download and distribute as part of your marketing efforts.

Creating media coverage for your group.pdf

Scouts Markting Flyer.pdf

1st Amanzimtoti Scouts Roll.pdf

Rovers (Age 18 -35)

Being a Rover gives you access to a world of adventure, excitement and challenge... Rovers help their communities by supporting local organizations and groups, fundraising for charities and voluntary organizations, assisting with environmental projects. 

Rovers develop as individuals through public-speaking, leadership, and event management; but also enjoying outdoor activities like abseiling, parachuting, rafting, hiking, scuba diving, theatre, music, canoeing and paragliding to mention a few.

Currently there are four Rover Crews in KwaZulu Natal

  • Sigma Rover Crew -
  • Highway Rover Crew -
  • Sarnia Rover Crew -
  • Pietermaritzburg Rover Crew

Scouts (Age 10 - 18)

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Action-packed activities form the core of being a Scout, encouraging young people to make their own decisions and to explore the world around them...

Welcome to Scouts! Scouts do anything and everything... all the fun stuff you often don’t get to do at home! Whether it’s hiking 30km over two days in our beautiful Drakensburg or along the KZN coastline, canoeing, rock climbing, camping in the KZN bushel to building and designing your own raft that you get to race against other scouts from around KwaZulu Natal or even parachuting ... you choose!

You'll become a member of a Scout Patrol within a larger Scout Troop. Together you’ll make important decisions, set goals, and work together as a team to succeed in whatever you choose to do. Your Scout Leaders are there to support your decisions and help you develop spiritually, physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally.

They'll teach you lots of practical skills like how to build rope bridges and perhaps even an awesome climbing tower, how to do basic first aid, and how to light a fire with nothing but two sticks... (maybe)! There is a badge advancement scheme to keep you constantly pushing yourself to achieve your personal best and strive towards achieving the highest award in South Africa Scouts - your Springbok badge.

Along the way, you can learn about lightweight camping, bushveld and starlight navigation, recognizing and dealing with environmental challenges, outdoor survival skills and lots more… and yes, you'll learn how to tie some pretty useful knots!

Scouts also gain a lot of valuable life skills such as confidence, resilience, leadership and responsibility.Being a scout you also have the opportunity to meet people from all over KZN, South Africa or even at international Jamborees! You’ll make lasting friendships and create memories that will stay with you for your entire lifetime.

When you’re a Scout, there’s always something new and different to try. Get out there extend yourself and test your limits....but most of all be ready to experience new adventure in your life!
The Scouts' programme is designed for Grade? to Grade? .
Click here to find a local Scout group near your community!

Cubs (Ages 7 -10)

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Cubs learn new skills while spending weekends camping and learning bush craft. They collect special badges to demonstrate their skills and achievements.

Do you like to learn new things, have an adventure, and make new friends? . . . . . . then new adventures are waiting for you. Cub Packs offer learning programmes where children are encouraged to experience, experiment, and explore...

Become a Cub and do lots of exciting activities! There are outdoor adventures like camping, hiking, outdoor cooking, sailing, and helping your community. You can learn traditional Scout skills such as tying knots and using a compass to find your way around. You’ll also visit exciting places, play cool games, even help others to ‘do their best’, and learn what to do in an emergency. There are badges to earn, such as cycling, computer, swimming, fishing and photography and many more.

When you join Cubs you’ll become a member of a group called a ‘Six’, who are Grade 2 to Grade 6 at school. You might feel a bit shy to start with, but soon you’ll know that the other Cubs are just like you and they all want to enjoy themselves, have fun, make new friends and learn lots of new things.

So, come on . . . . join Cubs and have lots of fun, explore new things, make new friends, experiment, accept challenges, and experience the life of being a Cub.

How to join

  1. Find a pack in your area
  2. Attend several meetings
  3. Meet with the leader
  4. Join the pack

KZN Camp sites

B-P Camp, Burman Drive, Morningside, Durban.

Rustic camping ground in bushy nature reserve almost right in the heart of Durban. Indigenous trees and bushes. Wide range of bird life, some small animal life and plenty of monkeys! There are 7 Patrol sites, two camp fire circles, parade ground, outdoor chapel, hot and cold showers. Kitchen with gas and electric stoves and fridge. No camping or cooking equipment available. Patrons must supply own equipment. Camp site fenced and secure. Supermarkets nearby. Nearest bus stop 2 kms. 5 kms to Durban beach front and Durban central.
To enquire about bookings and costs Telephone KZN Scout HQ - 031 -

Click here for directions

Lexden Camp Site, Hosking Road, Pietermaritzburg

Well-treed, park-like camp grounds in suburban Pietermaritzburg. Modern ablutions and kitchen facilities off hall with limited equipment. Entire camp site fenced off and secure. Limited camping equipment for hire (includes mattresses and tents which, at a small fee, can be pitched). Plenty of pioneering poles. Two campfire circles, open air chapel and plenty of room for outdoor activities with a paintball arena on site. Cub Shelter with adjoining wood bungalow (sleeps 10) and two containers (each sleeps 4). One or two caravans can be accommodated (external plug points available). The Lodge sleeps 4 and has own toilet and shower facilities. Close to town and other attractions in and around Pietermaritzburg. Good base for hikes and other activities, but unfortunately no water activities. Ideal for use by backpackers.
Contact Camp Warden at 079 7066786 for bookings, costs & directions. greenjep@telkomsa.net

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1st Hillcrest Grounds, 16 Shortlands Avenue, Hillcrest

A park-like ground with camping facilities for five campsites. The home to the 1st Hillcrest Scout and Guide Group this 3 hectare scout ground joins the 12 hectare Springside Nature Reserve. There is a kitchen with stove and hot gas showers. There is also a wonderful campfire circle with the use of a large hall and smaller meeting room. There is also an outdoor cabin the can sleep 30 people. It is fenced off and secure. Hillcrest is 35 kilomteres in land from Durban.
To enquire about bookings and costs please call Anthea -

Click here for directions

Volunteers

What does Scouting do for youth?


Scouting volunteers have provided generations of youth in KwaZulu Natal with a first opportunity to sleep in a tent, to experience leadership and to build self-reliance and self-confidence. Volunteer dedication, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are vital to Scouting.
The most successful Scout Groups in our province are those where there is strong adult support. KwaZulu Natal Scout volunteers are enthusiastic and dedicated men and women from all walks of life who share a love of adventure and a desire to enrich young people’s lives

In order to ensure that KwaZulu Natal Scouts continue to provide young people with a unique opportunity in our province to grow and develop through outdoor-based learning programmes, we need you to join our provincial scouting Movement. There are many ways to volunteer, so choose one that suits and experience SCOUTS for yourself.

Volunteer as a Leader

Leaders often speak of how rewarding it is to volunteer and be part of SCOUTS. Many parents choose to become a Leader of a Cub Pack or Scout Troop and experience SCOUTS for themselves. They get the best of both worlds: spending time with their children and watching them grow, but also learning and challenging themselves as they progress through the SCOUTS adult Leader Training programme.

Volunteer as a Committee Member

Behind the scenes of all our Scout Groups are committees of experienced and dedicated volunteers who act as a governing board. They help with the operational side of our Scout Groups, helping to ensure the delivery of our high-quality programmes for young people. This is an opportunity for people to become involved with SCOUTS. All Groups will have an annual general meeting which is normally a good time to get onto your scout group committee, otherwise get in touch with your group chairman for more information about being a committee member.

Volunteer as a Parent Helper

Not every adult feels as though they are cut out to be a leader, but we actively encourage parents to be involved in their child's experience at SCOUTS. Volunteering as a Parent Helper is as simple as providing transport to a camp, helping out at a fundraising event, or lending a helping hand with a pack or troop meeting. For those who just want to help out where they can, this is another great opportunity to contribute as a volunteer. Get in touch with your child`s adult leader and enquire as to how you can best volunteer your services.
all new adults to the South African Scout Association are required to complete an application form and provide three references.
Click here to down loan an adult application form