Gilwell, Albertina Sisulu Rd, Florida

Gilwell is the official Training Centre for the Gauteng Region. Since 1922 Scout Leaders and Scouts have been trained here and enjoyed good fun and comradeship over the weekends, as Scouts and Scouters will continue to do in the future.

The park-like grounds of 3 hectares is situated on the south west corner of Florida Lake, 16 km from Johannesburg.

Whilst Gilwell is the official training centre, Scouts and Cubs are also welcome to camp here.

Old Scouts and friends are welcome to visit Gilwell at any time and are asked to contact the Warden on arrival.

911 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Florida Lake, Roodepoort

Contact Details:
Yvonne van der Merwe
011 674 0032 / 074 539 4820

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Additional Information

Camping Area – Large shaded “Bundu” areas with space for a few pack or troop camps (10-15 patrols could set up complete camps). There is an ablution block with showers in this area which does not have separate boys and girls sections. There are however separate ablutions in the main block.

Main Parade – Ground A large flat grassed area that is used for games and other activities.

Covered Areas – There a three roofed shelters (Mowgli’s Cave, Tiger Hills Lecture Circle and the Braai Shelter) situated around the Main Parade Ground.

Chapel – The chapel is normally used for Scout Owns and is available for Weddings and Christenings.

Campfire Circle – Wood is usually available.

Main Building – Ground floor On one side of a small parade/games lawn.

Group/Conference Room which has tables and chairs for about 50 people. .It is also available as “permanent shelter” for cubs in the case of rain.

Kitchen – Next to the Group room with inter-leading doors. Large room with two domestic type stoves, a microwave oven, two fridges and four tables. Cooking utensils are not provided.

Ablutions – Male and female with showers.

Upstairs Bedrooms (for use by adults only) – Six small rooms with basic furniture – four 2-bed & two 4-bed, Furnished lounge, Male and female bathrooms.