Africa Region

Scouting in Africa

Scouting is a global youth movement the purpose of which is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. The Movement has over 40 million members, youth and adults, boys and girls, of which over 3.5 million are part of the Africa Scout Region. The Africa Scout Region is a branch of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Its purpose is to assist WOSM in fostering the Scout Movement in the Africa region. In Africa, Scouting started in 1908 in South Africa. On 13th March 1963, Scout Leaders from around the region met for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria to discuss the organization of the Africa Scout Region. It is also for this reason that, while recognizing the contribution of Scouting in educating and moulding young people as well as in training adults and providing invaluable services to local communities, the 62nd ordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of the Africa Unity (now Africa Union) meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 21-23 June 1995, declared 13th March the Africa Scout Day. The Region consists of Sub-Saharan countries. It has 40 member National Scout Organizations (NSOs), 7 potential members.

1st Africa Rover Moot, Kenya 2023
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Scouts from Africa to Gather in Kenya for the 1st Africa Rover Moot in 2023

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Scouts in Malawi help refugee girls cope with pandemic risks

Dzaleka Refugee Camp, located in Malawi, is home to nearly 50,000 refugees from Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Ethiopia and the Democratic Rep

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5 inspiring environmental Scout projects

Nature, the environment and spending time outdoors have been foundational in Scouting for over a century.

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8th Africa Scout Jamboree to be held Virtually

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It's time to take action NOW: How young people can build on the success of the Global Youth Summit

Following the success of the Global Youth Summit, now is the time to act.

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Contact Information

World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre
Rowallan National Scouts Camp
P.O Box 63070
00200, City Square
Nairobi, KENYA

Phone: (+254 20) 245 09 85
(+254 20) 387 34 36
(+254 728) 496 553
(+254 738) 945 346
Fax: (+254 20) 387 83 42
Email: africa@scout.org

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