1st Fourways Scout Group

contact Melanie Dawes
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venue Crawford Fourways Schools
Fourways Sandton Johannesburg
time Fridays: 4-7.30pm
cost Meerkats - R250 per term
Cubs & Scouts - R2650 per annum
age From 5 years - 17 years old

Meercats, cubs and scouts for boys & girls aged 5-17 years old

1st Fourways Scout Group is part of the worldwide Scouting Movement. We have 3 divisions:


Meerkats is for the younger children, aged 5 and 6 years old, designed to introduce them to the ideas and philosophy of the Scouting movement. It is loosely based around movie 'The Lion King’ where three friends work together to triumph over evil, whilst learning about life and having fun. Our Meerkats work towards Badges and each week they participate in fun activities, games and crafts whilst learning about the world around them.


Cubs is for boys & girls aged 7-10 years old. The International Cubs Program is based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, “The Jungle Book” where a young wolf cub learns life lessons in the jungle with the support of his friends/coaches and a team of other friends and parental figures who guide him/her in “The Law of the Jungle”: outdoor survival, teamwork, respect for nature.

In SA the Cubs follow an “Advancement Program” starting with “Silver Wolf Challenges” and moving on to “Gold Wolf Challenges” which we cover in our weekly meetings. These Challenges are broken into 5 areas:
- Awareness Challenge (Healthy Body, Healthy Living, Healthy Mind, Living with Nature, Growing Things, Conservation, Our Precious Planet)
- Community Challenge (Service, Entertaining, Communication)
- Outdoor Challenge (Campcraft, Camping, Hiking, Compass & Mapping, Trails, Knotting, Flags & Countries, Jungle Book)
- Aptitude Challenge (Water Safety, Home Safety, Road Safety, Personal Safety, First Aid, Time)
- Promise & Law Challenge (Faith, Promise & Law)


Scouts is open to girls and boys aged 11-17 years old. The Troop is headed by a Troop Leader but it is the Scouts themselves who design and run their weekly meetings. The aim of Scouting is to add to the development of young adults in achieving their full potential as individual, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national & international communities by:
- developing their leadership skills
- developing their character
- training them as responsible citizens
- making them healthy in body, mind and spirit

The Scouts also follow an Advancement Program starting with “Pathfinder” and moving on to “Adventurer”, “First Class” and “Explorer”, with the option of the Scout working towards the prestigious “Springbok Award”, the highest Scout achievement. The advancement program covers first aid and emergency, hiking, camping, compass and mapping, knotting, pioneering, cooking, outdoor safety, conservation, cleanliness and topics related to personal development. Scouts can also work towards Interest Badges designed to broaden their outside interests.
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