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As a Friend of Scouting we share a common interest in helping children and young people thrive and make positive life choices. Investing in the SCOUT Foundation means an investment South African youth and in the betterment of our communities.
With over 190 000 youth and over 8000 adult volunteers SCOUTS South Africa, the Foundation’s sole beneficiary, enriches the lives of their volunteers, youth and children by empowering them to learn the value of their own worth, whilst inculcating sound morals, key leadership and life skills and environmental consciousness.
To continue to enrich the lives of Scouting volunteers, youth and children we need a little help from our Friends. Your donation – both small and big – is meaningful and will helps the SCOUT Foundation to sustain Scouting throughout South Africa. As little as R500 entitles you to the recognition of “Friend of Scouting”. Categories range from bronze to platinum.
In 2017, with the support of the National Scout Organizations of Singapore, Kenya, and the United Kingdom, the World Organization of the Scout Movement piloted a method of measuring the effects of Scouting on the personal development of young people. The study found a statistically significant evidence that Scouts outperformed their non-Scout peers in nearly every category of personal development measured, across the three continents.
The study surveyed teenagers in Kenya, Singapore and the United Kingdom and found statistically significant evidence that Scouts outperformed their non-Scout peers in nearly every category of personal development measured, across three continents.
Among the key findings:
- Scouts scored 20.2% higher on physical activity than non-Scouts
- Scouts scored 16.6% higher on active citizenship
- Scouts scored 16.2% higher on life skills and employability
The pilot study, the first of its kind, was commissioned by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) using data compiled from Scouts and non-Scouts in Singapore, Kenya and the United Kingdom. The pilot study and the next phases are made possible with the financial support of the Foundation and the Messengers of Peace Initiative.
“(The) results are truly ground-breaking,” said Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General of WOSM. “For the first time, we are able to show our impact not only through stories, but also through hard scientific evidence.”
In its next phase, the study will cover three more countries in the European, Interamerican and Arab Region.