Why You Should Join Scouts

Scouting is a life changing adventure. Scouting can be looked at from two aspects. Firstly from a parental aspect it is important to know and understand what your child would learn in Scouing and secondly how it benefits the youth.

Scouting is adventurous and encourages youngsters to go OUT of the urban jungle and explore the world in which we live in. Scouts love to roam rivers by boat or raft, build pioneered obstacles, hike through our wonderful biomes,  mountain climb rock faces, navigate our land and skies, yes, including flying. 

Scouting also requires community involvement where Scouts learn to help others. It is fun when you play but when you help others have fun it becomes exciting. Scouts are required to do community service and eventually plan their own events. Scouts are also trained to write reports, plan, instruct and lead.

See below for a message from our Late Patron Nelson Mandela. Follow the link "about us" to learn more.

Why join 1st Honeydew Scouts

That is simple - We are the best ! (That is what we say)
Honeydew Scouts are made up of both boys and girls. The mixed Troop can boast a record of developing a Top Award/Springbok Scout every two years. Honeydew Scouts are generally  in the award winners at every competition entered. 

It is very important to have dedicated Scouters to develop young Scouts. Honeydew Scouters are always involved in growing the movement and organizing events. We boast having 4 Springbok adult supervisors and our 6 scouters have over 60 years of experience in Scouting. Our Scouters are involved in the Adult Training Team, Patrol Leaders Training Unit, Youth Forum and various other Provincial committees. 

So if you stay in the Randpark/ Honeydew area come along to one of our meetings and join in the fun!

Meeting Times

Scouts - Friday Nights 19:00 to 21:30

Cubs - Saturday Mornings 9:00 to 11:00

Patron - Nelson Mandela

Former President Nelson Mandela is the Patron of the South African Scout Association.

"The international Scout movement is a world leader in youth education, and has particular relevance to the needs of youth in Africa and the emerging democracies around the globe.

I am pleased with the progress of Scouting in South Africa, and in the steps which are now being taken to make the programme accessible to more young people. The importance of a high moral code, which is at the foundation of the Scout movement, cannot be stressed too highly."

Nelson R. Mandela
Patron of the South African Scout Association

What's there to do?


Patrol activities (e.g. Paintball)



Helping the Community

Survival Backwoods

Knotting & Pioneering

Water Activities

Meet people from around the world in Jamborees

First Aid

Many more exciting badges from photography to diving