Fourways children cook for the underprivileged


The 1st Fourways Cubs recently cooked up a storm and donated their hard work to other children in need.

The Cubs learned how to handle food correctly in the kitchen as well as how to prepare and appreciate a nutritious meal.

Organized by Jean Veitch from Fun-a-Galore, the 1st Fourways Cubs spent three hours of community service cooking a delicious stew, as well as biscuits, which was then donated to Kids Haven, a non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting homeless children in Johannesburg. In South Africa we are taught the importance of giving back from a young age and fun-A-Galore provides the opportunity for these eight to 12 years old to give back to less fortunate children while learning a little about the real challenge they often face. Food is many one of our basic human needs and yet so many take it to granted while many go without.

“Doing a good turn to others is one of the key values of Scouts South Africa,” said Melanie Dawes, pack leader of the 1st Fourways Cubs.

“So to combine doing good with learning something valuable and having fun is a wonderful experience for our Cubs.”

The Miele kitchen is closing for renovation and Fun-a-Galore is looking for a new venue to conduct these heart-warming team builds, supporting worthy NGOs from within the wider Sandton community.

For more information contact Jean Veitch at

The 1st Fourways Cubs meet every Friday from 55 pm until 6.30pm at the Crawford Primary School in Fourways, where they learn essential life skills as well as participate in character building initiatives.