As the saying goes: "Once a Scout, always a Scout!"
The Alumni Network is a branch of SCOUTS South Africa that focuses on reconnecting, rekindling, and re-engaging former Members. The Alumni Network is open to all former members who once enjoyed the adventures and skills development it provided. This includes current adult volunteers in the Scout Movement.
Being a member of the Alumni Network will mean that you will be invited to regional events where you can rekindle friendships and re-engage with current Scouting members, you will receive regular notices from your regional alumni representatives with regards to opportunities to get involved in group, district and regional activities and will receive three newsletters annually. Your annual membership fee will contribute to sustaining Scouting in South Africa and to empowering children and youth, predominantly in rural and disadvantaged communities.
Aim of the Alumni Network
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 behaviour and the development of strong leadership skills that will equip youth to be of service to others and to their communities.
Joining the Alumni Network
The Alumni Network can be joined via the SCOUTS South Africa website.
The Alumni Network is governed by an Alumni Committee of minimum 4 people. The committee would be in direct contact with Regional Commissioners and Alumni Network members nationwide.
The establishment of the Alumni Network is also stipulated in the new SCOUTS SA Constitution. The clause provides for the Alumni Network to vote two people onto the SCOUTS South Africa Board. This gives the Alumni Network the opportunity to aid in steering the Movement in the right direction in order to prepare our children and youth for life, before life happens!