Supporting better Scouting for more young Africans
The Universal Scout Fund, better known as the U Fund was established in 1963 as a way for Scouts all over the world to help Scouts in developing countries in their development projects.
The contributions were distributed at the discretion of the World Scout Bureau to support a wide range of Scout community projects including response to emergencies arising from natural disasters, and to encourage the growth of Scouting. Scout U-Fund grants were given for projects in areas such as:
- Health and sanitation
- Conservation of the environment
- Food production
- Job skills and employment
It was designed to help Scouts help other Scouts.