UIAA International Youth Meets

In 1997 the MCSA the first nominated corresponding member to the UIAA Youth Commission was accepted. Since then the MCSA has actively promoted the participation of youth members to attend Youth Commission (YC) events, which later became known as Global Youth Summits (GYS).

In 2000 the Centenary Journal Youth Fund was established – a proactive step taken by the Magaliesberg and Johannesburg Sections of the MCSA by investing a capital amount of R25 000. Annual interest earned on the capital is used to contribute to the expenses of a youth member, or members, who wish to participate in any of the GYS events. Over the years, through appeals, donations, etc., the capital fund has grown and so too the interest earned. All sections are made available of GYS events that are open to youth members. An application form has to be completed and submitted to the Youth Sub-Committee which is headed up by the YC member at the time. Once evaluated, a proposal for funding support is sent to the National Committee for endorsement/ approval.

Whilst there is no National Youth Convenor to drive youth initiatives, certain MCSA Sections have youth programmes – obviously depending on the composition of their membership!

We’ve hosted some real fun, and successful events!

Application for funding from C J youth fund (pdf | 358 Kb)

Upcoming Youth Meet

UIAA Global Youth Summit – France

February 9, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Past Youth Meets

Youth Leader Training Seminar – Magaliesberg

August 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Youth Leader Training Seminar – Magaliesberg

A Youth Training Seminar held at the beautiful Maretlwane Outdoor Learning Centre, in the Magaliesberg. The event was fully subscribed, with seven representatives from different MCSA Sections, three from MCSA Namibia, three from The Mountain [...]

Youth in the mountains

July 20th, 2011|Comments Off on Youth in the mountains

Having just had the enjoyable experience of attending the first week of July Camp where children were again actively invited to attend (a significant departure from the past) and where I was able to see [...]

UIAA Global Youth Summit 2011 – Drakensberg

July 20th, 2011|Comments Off on UIAA Global Youth Summit 2011 – Drakensberg

A Drakensberg Traverse, led by mountain guide and MCSA member, Rob Thomas. Fifteen participants from South Africa, America, UK, Swaziland and some invited privately sponsored ones were introduced to a winter traverse of the magnificent [...]

UIAA Youth Commission Meeting 2009 – Cape Town

October 15th, 2009|Comments Off on UIAA Youth Commission Meeting 2009 – Cape Town

We hosted the UIAA Youth Commission Meeting in Cape Town, for the first time. This too was a successful event and the participants were subjected to some strenuous exercise and shown around the Peninsula. Cape [...]

UIAA Global Youth Summit 2009 – Drakensberg

August 15th, 2009|Comments Off on UIAA Global Youth Summit 2009 – Drakensberg

A Global Youth Summit Meet called “Trekking in South Africa’s Dragon Mountains” and formed part of the annual July Camp held near the Chimney Pots in the Giant’s Castle area. Twenty participants from five UIAA [...]

UIAA Friendship and Peace Youth Meet 2008 – Ekecheiria

August 24th, 2008|Comments Off on UIAA Friendship and Peace Youth Meet 2008 – Ekecheiria

UIAA Friendship and Peace Youth Meet: Ekecheiria is the Greek name – literally meaning ‘holding of hands’- given to the period of truce announced before, during and after each of the Olympic festivals to allow [...]