Guidelines on Job Week for National Scout Organizations

Job Week was first introduced as a good turn day in 1914 by the Scout Movement Founder Lord Baden-Powell. It was known as “Bob a Job Week” in the earlier days. The scheme got its nickname from shilling, colloquially ‘bob’, that the youngsters were paid for completing their good turn - which would now be worth 5p.

Today, some National Scout Organisations (NSOs) have discontinued with the Job Week mainly because of health and safety reasons. Some have also cited the risk of compensation as a reason for discontinuing this meaningful and educational activity.

Region Afrique du Scoutisme Rapport Triennal 2015 - 2018

La période triennale a enregistré d’énormes progrès dans la croissance et le développement du Scoutisme dans la Région Afrique. Avec l’adoption du plan
triennal 2015-2018 durant la 16e Conférence Africaine du Scoutisme qui s’est tenue à Kampala, en Ouganda, les domaines prioritaires stratégiques énoncées dans le plan ont servi comme point d’ancrage pour nos activités et interventions

Africa Scout RegionTriennial Report 2015-2018

The triennium has recorded tremendous strides in growth and development of Scouting in the Africa Region. With the passing of the triennium plan 2015- 2018 at the 16th Africa Scout conference held in Kampala, Uganda, the strategic priority areas spelt out in the plan have served as an anchor to our activities and interventions.

Better Organisations - Survival strategies for the 21st Century

Learn how to improve to be a better organisation and how to survive in the 21st century. Society is changing. People now expect to be consulted and involved in decisions that affect them; they expect to have access to information; and they expect organisations to respond quickly and efficiently to their needs. For organisations to be effective, they need to continue to change and have structures and processes in place to support that change.

General Information on JOTA-JOTI

The JOTA-JOTI selected theme for 2018 is Life on Land — United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15. It is defined as: Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. Find more information at

We are now starting to develop activities for JOTA-JOTI weekend that support this theme. We welcome your participation and contributions.

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