SCOUTS South Africa
Scouts South Africa is the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) recognised Scout association in South Africa. Scouting began in the United Kingdom in 1907 through the efforts of Robert Baden-Powell and rapidly spread to South Africa, with the first Scout troops appearing in 1908. South Africa has contributed many traditions and symbols to World Scouting.
Scouts South Africa caters for youth and young adults from the ages of 5 through 30. It is split into four sections with each section serving a different age group and concentrating on different areas of personal development.
- Meerkats - 5-6 years old,
- Cubs - 7-10 years old,
- Scouts - 11-18 years old, and
- Rovers - 18- 30 years old.