Donors & Partners

SCOUTS South Africa does not exist in isolation. We are part of a local and global community and work in partnership with others, from individuals to organisations and institutions. As a non profit organisation we rely on local partnerships and donations for our sustainability and quality programmes and initiatives.

Thank You!

We are grateful to all our current donors and partners who make Scouting a reality to over 308 000 members nationwide. Your support and donations make it possible for us to contribute to the development of children, youths and young adults. Not only have you contributed to the sustainability of Scouting in South Africa but you have made it possible for us to train youth in responsible leadership, in good citizenship and simultaneously in developing their spiritual, social, intellectual and physical qualities.

How can you help?

We have a wide variety of programmes and projects that need small and big contributions. Make a difference in your world now and support SCOUTS South Africa through: partnerships, Corporate or Individual Donations or Donate online via GivenGain

Partners in character building

Since 1908 SCOUTS South Africa contributes to the education and character building of young people, based on the values captured in the Scout Promise and Law. In order to build and establish meaningful relationships and programmes that add value to the lives of our members and communities our partnerships range from short term project focussed agreements to long term comprehensive programmes.

Current partners and donors include among others:


Individual Donations: 
Mr Mike Bosman

Corporate: Ogilvy PR Johannesburg, Internet Solutions, Exclusive Books, Nvest Development Solutions, Interpak Printing, Pick and Pay, Gavin Withers Photography, AdventureLife!

Government: Ministry of Education Kwazulu-Natal, Ministry of Social Development North West, Ministry of Social Development Free State

Civil Society: Childline South Africa, Keep the Dream 196, Walton’s Conservation Trust, Abalimi Bezekhaya, Nangu Thina (Germany)

Partners in Scouting: World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM), World Scout Foundation, Africa Regional Scout Office

Funders and Foundations: Ackerman Family Foundation, Umckaloabo Foundation (Germany), National Lottery Distribution Trust fund, Stop AIDS Now!, Oxfam Novib (The Netherlands)

Partnership Proposals and Enquiries: partner@scouting.org.za

Partnership themes

Certain partnerships and initiatives have been developed around themes to address a number of societal needs.

Life skills & Leadership: Peer Leader Training – Success Stories: 1st Cho Cho community Scout Group

Peace Education: Messengers of Peace – Success Stories: Messengers of PeaceNew Scout Center for Mpumalanga

Human Rights: Children’s Rights Challenge 2013, SCOUTS South Africa Child Protection Policy

Health: HIV/AIDS Peer Education – Success Stories: Sonqoba Youth Project

Agriculture: Food for Life – Success Stories: Zola Scouts GroupBulume Scouts Group

Environment: Environmental Education Camps, Climate Change Challenge, Biodiversity Projects – Success Stories: 1st Merrydale Group

IT and Communication: Peer computer literacy training, Webhosting of SCOUTS SA Website, SCOUTS SA rebranding Campaign 2013

Sports and Adventure: Adventure Trails, National sporting events/competitions, – Success Stories: Lipton Cup Sailing Regatta, Cape to Rio Yacht Race, Cederberg Senior Scout Adventure, Kontiki Western Cape, Kon-Tiki Gauteng

Partnership Proposals and Enquiries: info@scouts.org.za