About Tanzania Scouts Association: Scouting entered Zanzibar in 1912 and later Tanganyika 1917 and the Scouting exists to date as a bonafide organization with a positive role to play in preparing the young persons from the age of 5 years as Cub Scouts to the age of 35 years as Rover Scouts and well groomed for service to the community and the world and carrying the banner of Messenger of Peace “Creating a better World”. The Tanzania Scouts Association is one of the High Profile Organizations in the country. Tanzania Scouts Association will have its Centenary Celebration in mid 2017. THE SCOUT VISION The Scout vision is, “Creating a better World” This is the world, where all people are self-fulfilled and live with dignity as human beings. THE SCOUT MISSION The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society. This is achieved by: • involving them (young people) throughout their formative years in a non-formal educational process • using a specific method that makes each individual the principal agent of his or her development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person • assisting them to establish a value system based upon spiritual, social and personal principles as expressed in the Scout Promise and Law. OUR STRUCTURE AND FUNTIONS The Tanzania Scouts Association strives for integrity and diligence in performing its functions. The Association has uniformed members in two categories and non-uniformed members. The first category of uniformed members are in four sections; the Cub Scouts, Junior Scouts, Senior Scouts and Rover Scouts. The members of this category learn different skills through Scouting Method from adults. The second uniformed category is the adults who are uniformed supporters of the young. Their age starts from 18 years and above and it would be those with previous experience in Scouting and wish to assist young Scouts in reaching their aspirations. These uniformed members implement the Scout roles through Scout Method. All the Scout needs is to live under one Promise and Law: The Scout Promise On my honor I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and my Country; To help other people at all times; To obey the Scout Law. The Scout Law 1. A Scout’s honor is to be trusted. 2. A Scout is loyal. 3. A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others. 4. A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout. 5. A Scout is courteous. 6. A Scout is a friend to animals. 7. A Scout obeys orders of his parents, Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster without question. 8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties. 9. A Scout is thrifty. 10. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed. The Promise and the Law are the code of conduct Scouts ought to infuse into their body, mind and soul. Through them they can become useful citizens of this country and the world THE UNIFORMED STRUCTRE The Uniformed Scouts are led by TheChief Scout (CS) The Chief Scout Commissioner apart from his twelve assistants whom he invested and gave them warrants and they form the National Steering Committee which performs day to day work, he is also assisted by Regional and District Scout Commissioners throughout the country whom he officially invested and issued them with warrants. These Commissioners are appointed uniformed members to form Steering Committees at their levels of Local Associations (Regions/Districts). It is the District Scout Commissioners and the District Steering Committees who ensures that Scout groups are formed composing of all the four sections mentioned earlier. The groups are formed in Schools with the School heads being sponsoring authorities and out of school, open Scout Troops are formed of young people not in schools. These groups and open troops work under adult guidance of their Scout Masters. Under the Cab Pac System the tender aged pupils learn different skills under cub law that is obedience to leaders and adults and not to despair and under the cub motto of “Do Your Best”. Under the Patrol System which comprises of Junior and Senior Scouts they learn different skills including leadership, participation, citizenship, peace education, disaster response, environmental conservation, survival skills, and many more all which would lead this young person to be a useful future citizen. It is all done under the motto “Be Prepared” and “Look Wide” for Junior and Senior Scouts respectively. Under the Rover Crew System, the Rover continues and completes progressive training in citizenship which started during the cub years. They develop their characters, intelligence, health, strength, and skill-of-hands. Rovers are encouraged to make useful careers for themselves, prepare themselves for their future family responsibilities and to fit themselves for service to the community and the Nation at large. All this is done under the Rover motto of “Service”. This makes the Tanzania Scouts Association to be a very unique organization with very significant role to play in the country. THE NON UNIFORMED STRUCTURE All the roles and responsibilities of the uniformed members are accountable to non uniformed members who form part of the official Constitutional structure of the Association. The Tanzania Scouts Association (TSA) has a patron at its apex. The Associations Patron is the President of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) His Excellency The President of the United Republic of Tanzania Dr John Joseph Magufuli the Patron of the Tanzania Scouts Association Under the Patron we have three eminent people forming the Board of Trustees of the Association 1. Hon. Dr. Ali Hassan Mwinyi Retired President of the United Republic of Tanzania 2. Hon. Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim Retired Prime Minister URT and Retired Secretary General OAU 3. His Grace Rt. Bishop NestoryTimanywa The Tanzania National Scout Council which is the supreme decision making body is led by the Minister in charge of Education from the Cabinet of the United Republic of Tanzania. Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako The Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training. The current President of the Council The president is assisted by three people of high eminence 1. The Grand Mufti of Tanzania, Al-Hajj. Sheikh Abubakar Zuberi 2. His Eminence Polycarp, Cardinal Pengo Archbishop of Dar es Salaam 3.Prof. Philemon Sarungi, Former Minister of Health, Minister of Education and also Minister of Defense On behalf of the National Scout Council, the day to day performance of the Association is monitored by the National Executive Committee which is presided by its Chairperson Amb. Nicholas Kuhanga. Former Minister of Education, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam and former Ambassador to Zaire, the current DRC This National structure equally goes down to the Regions and Districts. They all have Regional and District Scout Councils and Executive Committees. Below the districts we have Group Councils presided by sponsoring authorities who are heads of schools or colleges. We have Group Executive Committees and Group Steering Committees. Importantly, at the cub (tender age), junior and senior Scouts levels we have Sixers (Cub leaders) and Patrol Leaders forming Mate’s Councils in Scout sections. We have Pack meetings in Cub packs. It is at this tender age leadership skills are gradually and progressively learned. Then the Rover Scouts in their Crew meetings. The Rover Scouts are the reflection of the functioning of the Tanzania Scouts Association in the performance of their service to community and the Nation at large. The current Tanzania Scouts Association leadership shall in no way risk the dignity of the important line of leadership of such persons of high eminence with impeccable characters by any forms of violation of the Constitution, Policy Organization and Rules (POR) of the Association but shall diligently strive to maintain the Associations dignity with its leadership and diligently pursue its vision. FUNCTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION’S ORGANS The Patron The President of the United Republic of Tanzania shall be the Patron of the Association, provided that he is willing to accept the honour. If not willing, the appointment shall not be filled. The functions of the Patron are:- (i) To safeguard the existence of the Movement in the Republic. (ii) To appoint the Chief Scout of the Association, on the recommendation of the National Scout Council, and sign his/her Warrant of Appointment. (iii) To sign and confer certificates to recipients of the President’s Scout Badges. The Trustees The functions of the Trustees are:- (i) To hold and manage all movable. And immovable properties of the Association. (ii) To sell, transfer, mortgage, discharge and assign any property vested in it on incorporation or subsequently acquired by it, with prior approval given by a resolution of the National Executive Committee, and later to be reported to the National Scout Council. (iii) To settle major disputes arising in the Association in collaboration with the Chief Scout or the President. The President The functions of the President, assisted by the Vice-President, are:- (i) To chair the General Meetings of the National Scout Council. (ii) To encourage the welfare and progress of the Association. (iii) To support the movement in all situations. (iv) To settle major disputes arising in the Association in collaboration with the Chief Scout and Trustees. The Chief Scout The functions of the Chief Scout are:- (i) To foster and encourage the welfare and progress of the movement, and seek to gain the highest standard of effective scouting throughout Tanzania. (ii) To sign and confer all Certificates of Awards and Decorations. (iii) To settle any dispute between the Chief Commissioner and members of the National Executive Committee or the National Steering Committee. (iv) To report periodically, at least once a year, the progress of the Movement to the Patron of the Association or the Trustees. (v) To appoint the Chief Commissioner, on the recommendation of the National Executive Committee. The Chief Commissioner The functions of the Chief Commissioner are:- (i) To maintain the Policy, Organization, and Rules of the Association. He will be the spokesman of the Association. (ii) To report to the National Scout Council on the welfare, progress and training of the movement at the Biennial General Meeting. (iii) To keep the National Executive Committee fully informed of the general progress of the Movement, and indicate matters in which their direction or assistance or advice is needed. (iv) To chair meetings of the Steering Committee. (v) To supervise, generally, the execution of the decisions of both the National Scout Council and of the National Executive Committee. (vi) To secure the services of the suitable Scouters for the appointment as Deputy Chief Commissioner, Assistant Chief Commissioners, Regional Scout Commissioners, District Scout Commissioners and their respective assistants on recommendation of, or consultation with, the Chief Scout and/or the Local Association concerned, and sign their warrants. (vii) To delegate duties to all appointees as he may consider fit in accordance with the Article 2 of the Constitution (i.e. Organization Structure of the Association) (viii) To keep the Deputy Chief Commissioner sufficiently informed so as to enable him to act effectively on his behalf when required to do so. (ix) To ensure that all appointees properly receive Warrants of Appointment setting out their roles, and ensure that all warrants are cancelled at the date of expiry. (x) To supervise and coordinate the work of Assistant Chief Commissioners individually, and through the Steering Committee. (xi) To maintain good relations with the Tanzania Girl Guides Association and other national establishments, having similar aims and objectives. (xii) To ensure that an adequate census is taken once every year, of all the members of the Association. (xiii) To ensure that all the Scout Groups and Local Associations are duly registered. (xiv) To encourage interesting activities for all the members of the Association. (xv) To suspend any Scout Commissioner, Scouter, and Local Association as the case may be, pending the final decision of the National Executive Committee for further action. (xvi) To settle any dispute within the Association, and when he considers expedient, to appoint an arbitrator. (xvii) To be the Accounting Officer of the Association and to ensure that audited accounts and budget are available at the General Meeting of the National Scout Council. (xviii) To ensure that the Association subscribes, and carries out its obligations to both Regional and World Scout Bureau. (xix) To secure full-time or part-time or voluntary services of persons suitable to assist the Association in matters which need professional experience after consultation with the Steering Committee. (xx) To ensure that the assets are known, registered, and properly maintained. (xxi) To approve the appointments of Leader Trainers on recommendation of the Assistant Chief Commissioner (Training), and sign their certificates of appointment. National Scout Council The functions of the National Scout Council are:- (i) To receive and adopt the report of the Scout Association presented by the Chief Commissioner. (ii) To receive and adopt the financial report of the Honorable Treasurer which shall include a Balance Sheet, an Audited Statement of Accounts, a forecast of Income and expenditure. (iii) To make recommendation for the appointment of Chief Scout. (iv) To fill any vacancy among the Trustees. (v) To elect or re-elect members of the National Executive Committee. (vi) To consider any other business of which due notice shall have been given. (vii) To approve and adopt constitutional amendments. (viii) To dissolve or re-instate a Local Association on recommendation of the National Executive Committee. National Executive Committee The functions of the Executive Committee are:- (i) To interpret the Policy, Organizations, and Rules of the Association for orderly and effective implementation of the basic principles of scouting as expressed in the Constitution. (ii) To advise on managerial responsibilities of the Association. (iii) To consider any amendments made from time to time to the Constitution and Rules of the Association, and to publish them to all members of the Association and the public. (iv) To appoint Sub-Committees which shall deal with specific responsibilities on its behalf as may be required for proper execution of duties. (v) To call for such reports from Officers of the Council as may be required from time to time. (vi) To approve the appointments of salaried staff as may be required, to prescribe their terms of service, to regulate their duities, and to terminate their employment. (vii) To suspend any Local Association on recommendation of the National Steering Committee. National Steering Committee The functions of the Steering Committee are:- (i) To plan and encourage activities for the members of the Association. (ii) To plan annual scout calendar of events. (iii) To review and up-date progress of the Association. (iv) To propose amendments to the Constitution and Badge Test Scheme of the Association. (v) To propose items for the agenda of the meetings of the Scout Councils and the Executive Committee. (vi) To monitor scout activities of the Regional and District Local Association OUR CORE VALUES 1. Our Services a) By standards we develop young people into practical individual leadership, through Patrol System in responsibilities and qualities. b) Systematically, to Scouts we develop young people into subordination of self to the interest of the whole through self control involving team spirit of cooperation and comradeship. c) Strongly to encourage young people in learning by doing and by constant trials experience is gained by both Scouts and the leaders. 2. What you can expect from us a) Quality Services to young people provided by our committed and experienced diligent trainers and group leaders. b) Adult resource involvement in nurturing of young people in different skills and folklores. c) Developing young people’s character on their duty to God and in shaping their moral life. d) Developing into young people’s character on their duty to the country in becoming future responsible citizens. e) Working very closely with the parents and guardians of the young people to build rapport in the whole process. 3. Responsiveness a) We deal with all our young members, sponsoring authorities and other stakeholders enquiries and concerns quickly and effectively. b) We make access to our services easier and convenient. c) We act ethically and with integrity at all times. 4. Accessibility We will be available to our young people, sponsoring authorities and all stakeholders seven days a week. OUR AREAS OF HIGH COMPETENCE 1. Facilitating children at their tender age in Cab Packs (Cab Forums/Platforms) to be able to explore and reflect. This is done through outdoor activities that have fun, allow unstructured exploration, encourage inquisitiveness and generate awareness. Experience based activities that promote environmental learning. These could be practical, physical or achievement based activities. Experience based activities that encourage critical thinking about environmental issues and lead to shared awareness and deepened understanding of the individual responsibility for the environment. 2. Facilitating Junior and senior Scouts in their Patrol System including skills in sea and air scouting. Review learning experiences. Identify local environmental issue and understand local to global link. Plan and implement project. Monitor, evaluate and identify future actions. 3. Facilitating Rover Scouts Crew meetings as graduate citizens with capacities in disaster response and management, civic life, family life and messengers of peace, to lead their practical life under the Scout Promise and Law. They are the reflection of what scouting is all about. Our Staff The TSA prepares its leadership through training its adult resource team. Those who focus on facilitating the children and youths would undergo special Training of Trainers starting with the Preliminary Training Course (PTC). After the PTC and individual is sworn to become a scout and can be warranted as Scout Leader managing groups. Advanced course of Wood Badge is offered to individuals with practical experience in managing scout groups. The training goes to Assistant Leader Trainers to Leader Trainers. Another stream of adults would be those who are non uniformed but specifically recruited to support the young scouts in specific professional and/or areas of technologies. Such recruitments would be on contract basis and by the end of the contract an evaluation is made for either extending or terminating such contracts. Our Funds The TSA has the following sources of funds: a) Members dues and subscriptions b) Accruals from TSA investments throughout the country c) Friends of Scouts on special programmes and agreements d) Government subventions whenever possible e) Partner funding for specific projects f) Donor funding for specific projects g) Legacy h) Loans from financial institutions

Are you sure you want to delete this?
Welcome to Scout.org! We use cookies on this website to enhance your experience.To learn more about our Cookies Policy go here!
By continuing to use our website, you are giving us your consent to use cookies.