Africa Scout Day Celebrations 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 06:00 to Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 16:00
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About Africa Scout Day

Following the resolution (CM Res 1607 (LXII)) of the Council of Ministers of the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) – now African Union (AU), meeting in its Sixty-Second Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, from 21st to 23rd June 1995, to set aside the 13th March as the Africa Scout Day, Scouts and Scouters throughout the region have been celebrating this day to take stock of the achievements of Scouting and building partnerships for more social impact in Africa.

In September 2010, the Africa Regional Scout Committee resolved to give the Africa Scout Day celebration a regional outlook, by assigning a National Scouting Organization to host the main celebration; whereby Scouts and Scouters meet, along with their partners, to showcase their achievements and promote the “spirit of world kinship, cooperation and mutual assistance amongst Scout Organizations within the Region” (WOSM Constitution, Article XXI.1.A).


2019 Celebrations

The Association des Scouts du Niger (A.S.N) will be hosting the next Africa Scout Day celebrations from 8th to 17th March 2019 in Niamey at the Sileo Center, located 15km from Niamey Capital, reflecting a Scout Camp site with the appropriate services. The site is located 25km from Diori Hamani International Airport. Arrivals will be from 7th March while the closing ceremony and departures will be from 17th March. The event will bring together Scouts from different countries in Africa and beyond for a series of activities lined up during the 9 days including: International Camp, Dialogue for Peace Training, Assistant Leader Trainers Course, Better World Framework activities, Messengers of Peace Training, Zonal Youth Forum and Zonal Conference.


Dates and Fees

The dates and participation fees for the different events is as follows:

13 – 15 March 2019: Africa Scout Day International Camp - Africans USD 50 and Others: USD 75

12 – 17 March 2019: Better World Framework and Dialogue for Peace Training

16 March 2019: Africa Scout Day Celebrations

16 March 2019: Interfaith Conference

17 March 2019: Departure 


Purpose, Goal and Theme

The purpose of the annual Africa Scout Day is to celebrate the Scout Movement’s contribution to the development of Africa. This year’s celebration will be held under the theme of “Africa Scouting: Vector of Peace and Justice.”



Accommodation will be in tents so all should carry their camping gear. While the All Africa Scout Day celebration is open to all Scouts and Scouters from all over Africa as well as to their partners from across the world, it is recommended that participants from outside Niger be at least 14 years old.



Visa is compulsory for all foreigners entering Niger except those of the ECOWAS zone. VISA is taken on arrival at Diori Hamani International Airport. To start the process of obtaining the entry VISA, please go to the Niger consulates in your country. In the absence of a Niger consulate in your country, please notify us so that the organizing committee can take the necessary measures with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to facilitate the entry VISAS’ process.


Africa Scout Day Essay Challenge 2019

We invite all Scouts and Scout Leaders from across the Africa Scout Region to submit essays for the 2019 Africa Scout Day Essay challenge. The essay should be on the thematic topic of “Role of Scouts in Eradicating Conflicts and Violent Extremism”. Be sure to capture clearly how Scouts are contributing to the achievement of SDG 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong institutions. Provide real life examples and case studies where possible. The essay should not be more than 500 words.

All essays must be submitted to by Friday 15 March 2019 with the title of the email as {Africa Scout Day Essay Challenge 2019-YourName-YourCountry}. We will publish the best essays on Kudumail and on All top five essays will also be published on the website. Please include your photo, age and name of your NSO.


Telling Your Story

We have many open channels through which you can share with Scouts around the world what you are doing to mark this day. The primary channel is on our website where we have a dedicated page ( to celebrate this day. If you have not signed up yet, please visit, create a profile and start sharing.

You can also post on your social media platforms using the hash-tag #AfricaScoutDay. We also invite you to like our Facebook page (Scouting in the Africa Region) or tweet us @ScoutingAfrica. You may also send stories and photos of your activities to We shall compile and share the stories, photos and videos on For any information on telling your story please contact Nelson (



For any correspondences please contact Raphael Dade (International Commissioner, ASN) on with a copy to and to

Feel free to share with us the plans on how you will mark Africa Scout Day. We wish you a happy and successful Africa Scout Day 2019 and, for those celebrating in Niamey, we look forward to seeing you there.


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Raphael Dade
International Commissioner
Association des Scouts du Niger (ASN)
Quartier Koira Tegui/B.P. :11 157
Niamey, Niger
Email: / or
Telephone: +227 96261994 / +227 97582288 / +227 90480185


World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre
Rowallan Scout Camp, Kibera Drive, Opposite Jamhuri Park “Gate E”
P. O. Box 63070 - 00200 City Square
Telephone: +254 20 245 0985, +254 738 945 346
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Twitter: @ScoutingAfrica


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