SCOUTS South Africa is a volunteer run organisation with a limited number of paid staff. The Free State has a very active and vibrant Scouting programme run by a fantastic team of volunteers. This is our dynamic and experienced Free State management team!
Regional Commissioner: Doctor Hlelani
Lingelethu Doctor Hlelani started his Scouting career in 1999 when he joined the 1st ACC Scout Group. Since then he has had many roles in Scouting ranging from Patrol Leader in the Zebra Patrol, to junior Assistant Troop Scouter and Chairperson of the 1st Motho ka Motho Court of Honour. He also received his Woodbadge and opened his own Scout Group, 1st Ed-U College. In 2015 he took on the role of Regional Commissioner for the Free State. “Scouting played a major role in my life, the leadership skills I possess, I got through Scouting. Because of the Scout Promise and Laws, I am able to make the right decisions and I am inspired to always want to KNOW more.
“As the Regional Commissioner I want to encourage more top awards and First Class Scouts in the Free State Region and will also strive to involve our youth more in making decisions. Recruiting more adult volunteers and kids are also a priority.”
RTC Cubs: Lawrence Mgaga
RTC Scouts: Deon Olebogeng Seitheisho
Deon was born in Bloemfontein and joined SCOUTS South Africa in 1987 as a Cub. A few years later he experienced his first camp where he was exposed to the outdoor Scouting experience. He stayed on as an adult volunteer and has fond memories of the adult leader training. Currently Deon oversees the Scouts Programme in the Free State as the RTC Scouts.
Deon loves Scouting and has incorporated its values into his professional life as the office assistant at the Clinical Simulation Unit and the Skills Unit of the University of the Free State. Deon has also developed a name for himself in the local design industry, and has won a number of awards in design competitions with his beautiful African inspired clothing.
RTC Adult Support: Tutu Mokhothu