Scouting: Africa’s Leading Social Force for Youth Empowerment

Dear Brother and Sister Scouts,

Scouts in Africa have contributed to the development of the continent and the world in general for over 100 years now.

Today is a day that was set aside by none other than the African Union in 1995 in recognition of this contribution from Scouting. Every year, on 13 March, Africa Scout Day helps us to remind ourselves how young people make a difference to the communities they live in.

Long before multilateral organisations such as the United Nations and other civil society organisations started to work on urbanisation issues, Scouts in African countries have not only been active in their small communities through important deeds and activities to bring positive change, they have also been actively assisting their national development programmes.

Service is a key component of Scouting’s education where young people learn that everyone can make a difference, especially through discovering the agency in themselves to help create a better world. As active citizens, Scouts contribute immensely, transforming homes, streets, neighbourhoods, cities and eventually their countries and the larger society they are part of. All this clearly goes to reinforce this year’s theme for Africa Scouts Day, “Scouting: Africa’s Leading Social Force for Youth Empowerment”.

I miss being with all of you in Uganda today, but on behalf of the 40 million plus WOSM members, I wish you all a very happy Africa Scouts Day 2015!

João Armando P Gonçalves
Chairperson, World Scout Committee

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صورة Morocco Scout

Happy Africa's Day

صورة Umit Savas Baran

Dear Friends
I am cooking up some activities as join in jamboree like format and some simpler ones’
An event page on facebook to share informaion youth life style culture youth work and actıons for Development in Africa like service projects on scout opg, education with UN FAO YUNGA challenges, all youth work on international days, decades and years related to Africa anything to make solidarity between children and youth . I hope this will also help pfoject li
1. African and Other scouts to see Africa Scout Day more in depth ans show rhair ee on Africa
2. Scouts and youth to present theğr servide work
3. Develop a cheme lie past European lands od Adventure project ( t was best successful and widely done carried out many years and ground root patrol level project in Europe. I think it work for Africa too. (even a appl may be done)
I am also lookğng forward your ideas on this issue
Using our solidarity we will make our ties stronger

صورة João Armando
from Portugal, منذ 6 سنوات


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