In 1899, the town of Mafikeng became world famous as the site of a siege which lasted seven months. During the siege, a small group of boys formed a cadet corps, which was one of the inspirations which led Lord Robert Baden-Powell to found the Scout Movement.
Scouting was started in 1907 by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in the United Kingdom. His vision was to create a better world. He started this great movement that combines adventure with solid values so that you could leave the world a little better than you found it. He developed a Scout Promise and ten Scout laws that Scouts still live by today.
Scouting in South Africa has a long history and is home to some of the oldest Scout Groups outside of the UK.