If you are looking for a Scout or Cub group in the East Rand area of Gauteng, you have certainly come to the right place. 9th Benoni consists of one Cub pack and one Scout troop.
Scouting (or the Scouting Movement) has the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society. During the first half of the 20th Century, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups each for boys (Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Rover Scout) and, in 1910, a new organisation, Girl Guides, was created for girls (Girl Scout, Brownie Guide, Girl Guide and Ranger Guide). It is one of several worldwide youth organisations.
The movement employs the scouting method, a program of informal education with the emphasis on practical outdoor activities, including camping, woodcraft, swimming, hiking, backpacking and sports. Another widely recognised movement characteristic is the Scout Uniform, intentionally unifying the members and nullifying all differences of social standing in a country and making for equality, with neckerchief and campaign hat or comparable headwear. Distinctive uniform insignia include the fleur-de-lis and the trefoil, as well as the merit badges and other patches.
Cubs is for boys and girls aged 7 to 11. The Cub pack meets every week, during Gauteng government school terms, from 16h15 to 18h00 on a Friday afternoon.
Scouts is for boys and girls from 11 to 18. The two scout groups are a boy group (Greyspear) and a girl group (Callisto). The group currently meets on Fridays from 18h30 to 21h00.