Leave the legacy you want to see #NationalWillsWeek

Thinking about drafting Wills and passing away is never pleasant. However, having a Will in place ensures that your hard-earned assets will be divided as per your wishes among your family and loved ones.

From 11 to 15 September a number of attorneys nationwide will be taking part in National Wills Week where they will draft Wills free of charge.

If you are thinking of having your Will drafted this week, we ask you to take a moment to reflect on your life’s journey, on the role Scouting has played, and on the legacy you would like to leave for generations to come. Think about the friends you made, the adventures you had, and how the skills you learnt through Scouting have helped you in life.

By leaving a bequest to the SCOUT Foundation in your Will, you could enable the change you would like to see in your community and build a legacy of solid leadership, good citizenship and service.

The funds bequeathed to the SCOUT Foundation can be ringfenced for a Scout cause of your specification, such as “starter kits for rural Scout Groups”, “implementation of the Scout programmes nationwide:, a specific Region, Property or even “to enable children from disadvantaged communities to partake in events such as Cederberg or a World Scout Jamboree”.

Create your legacy, add this codicil to your Will.


Why is it important to have a Will?


A Will is a legal document that details how you would like your assets (house, car, investments etc.) to be shared with your family and loved ones after you ‘go home’.

A Will needs to be drawn up by a legal practitioner in accordance with specific guidelines and directions as outlined in the Law. During National Wills Week members of the public can get their wills drawn up for free by participating attorneys nationwide. These attorneys include private attorneys, Legal Aid South Africa attorneys, attorneys affiliated with the Law Society of South Africa, etc.

Find the 2023 list of participating attorney’s here: https://www.lssa.org.za/our-initiatives/advocacy/national-wills-week/