Register for Lekgotla 2017!

If your Scout Group signed the Social Partnership Agreement (SPA), then you can have your say! Register now to participate in the first National SCOUTS South Africa Lekgotla. Your voice matters to us and we would like to hear what your needs are and what you think of the strategic direction SCOUTS South Africa is proposing.

The purpose of the Lekgotla is:

  • to meet and interact with representative of the other Scout Groups from around the country, and
  • elect the two Scout Group representatives to the Scout Board,
  • have input on a number of priority areas that will inform the strategy of the movement going forward.

The event details are:

  • Where: Eagles Nest, Kimberley in the Northern Cape.
  • When: The conference will run from 6 -7 October 2017. Arrival on 5 Oct, departure 8 Oct.
  • Fee: R100 non-refundable registration fee. SSA has secured funding for the venue and meals. Transport costs to be covered by the participant.
  • Who can attend? Any Scout Group who has signed their Social Partnership Agreement (SPA), and is in good standing, will be eligible to send a delegate to the event and vote in the elections. Due to venue limitations we can only accommodate one representative from each Scout Group at this time. Closer to the date and subject to attendance we may extend this. There will be no parallel sessions for this first Lekgotla.


  • At the venue, it will be camping – bring your own camping equipment.
  • There are venues close by where caravanning can take place.
  • At the moment hostel accommodation is being investigated and if there is enough interest, this will be pursued.
  • There are a number of B&B’s in the vicinity.

A list of caravanning sites and B&B’s will be posted soon. Please note that accommodation options, other than camping at the venue, will be at the participant’s own cost.

Registration process:

Fill in the Participation-Registration-Form-Lekgotla-2017 v2 (click for form), deposit the R100 registration fee with reference “Lek2017 {Scout Group name}”, and email proof of payment and the completed form to before 15 August 2017.

Gift for early registration!!!!

The first 100 people to register before the 31st of July 2017 will receive a SCOUTS SA branded conference bag.

We will be sharing more information on the topics to be discussed prior to the event to provide an opportunity for those not able to attend to also contribute and participate.

Yours in Scouting,

Sibusiso Vilane
Chief Scout, SCOUTS South Africa