AFRICA SCOUT DAY 2017

Rabu, Februari 8, 2017 - 08:00 sampai Sabtu, Maret 11, 2017 - 17:00
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About the 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 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).

History of the Africa Scout Day Celebrations

Since the Africa Scout Committee's decision to make the Africa Scout Day celebration a regional event, we have successfully held previous celebrations in the following countries:

• 10-14 March 2011: Bungere/Gitega, Burundi - hosted by Association des Scouts du Burundi under the theme “Scouting: Building Bridges and not Walls.”
• 9-11 March 2012: Luanda, Angola - hosted by Associação de Escuteiros de Angola, under the
the theme “Volunteers in Scouting: A pillar for Africa’s Development”
• 10-16 March 2013: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - hosted by Ethiopia Scouts Association under the theme “Scouts promoting peace and good citizenship.”
• 14-16 March 2014: Manzini, Swaziland - hosted by Emavulandalela Swaziland Scouts Association under the theme “Scouting: Developing youth and positively transforming society”
• 11-13 March 2015: Kampala, Uganda - hosted by Uganda Scouts Association under the theme “SCOUTING: Africa’s Leading Social Force for Youth Empowerment.”
• 9-13 March 2016: Accra, Ghana - hosted by Ghana Scout association under the theme “You Can Count On Us to Create a Better World”

Date & Venue
This year’s event will take place from 8th to - 11th March 2017 at Kisongo Prison Grounds located about 45 kilometres from Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, Tanzania. Arrivals will be on Wednesday, 8 March while the closing ceremony and departures will be on Saturday, 11 March. Participation at this event in Arusha, Tanzania should in no way prevent your NSO from organizing a decent Africa Scout Day celebration in your respective country.

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 “Engaging youth for active and responsible citizenship” with the goal of promoting peace culture, shared values and sustainable development for better world.

Participants
While the All Africa Scout Day celebrations are 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 Tanzania should be at least 14 years old.

Participation Fees
Participants from the Africa Scout Region will pay a fee of sixty-five Dollars (USD 65) while those from other regions will pay one hundred dollars (USD 100). Payment will be accepted on arrival in two currencies only: US Dollars and Tanzanian Shillings.

Registration
Those NSOs interested to take part in this celebration should duly complete the attached Intent of Attendance Form and return to the Tanzania Scouts Association (info@tanzaniascout.org / tscouts2002@gmail.com) and World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre (africa@scout.org) before 15 25 February 2017. For more information, please visit www.scout.org/africascoutday. Please find the Event Registration Form attached.

Travel and Visa Information
Participants should confirm whether or not they require a visa to enter Tanzania. Possession of international Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is a mandatory requirement for most travelers to Tanzania. Participants who need invitation letters to obtain visas should contact the host committee for assistance and ensure they acquire the visa well in advance.

Climate and Weather in Arusha
Weather patterns across Africa are becoming increasingly unpredictable, probably due to global warming. Just south of the equator, Tanzania is huge and its sheer size means that the climate varies considerably within it. However, generally the main rainy season, or the 'long rains', lasts during about March, April and May. Afternoon tropical downpours are the norm – which are heavier and more predictable beside the coast and on the islands. The humidity is high and daily temperatures reach the low-mid 30°s.

Accommodation
Each contingent should ensure that its members have adequate tentage (tents and sleeping bags). Participants including members of the International Service Team will be accommodated in tents. Participants should also carry along personal effects including change of clothes, warm clothing, sleeping bag, toiletry, spoon, cup, plate, spotlight, sports shoes, a pair of Scout Uniform. Each contingent is also required to carry two (2) national flags.

Programme
The event will bring together Scouts from different countries in Africa and beyond for a 3-day camp; during which they will undertake numerous learning and community service activities.

Africa Scout Day Essay Challenge 2017/ Concours : Essai de la Journée Africaine du Scoutisme 2017
We invite all Scouts and Scout Leaders from across the Africa Scout Region to submit essays for the 2017 Africa Scout Day Essay challenge. The essay should be on the thematic topic of “How Scouting engages youth for active and responsible citizenship.” Be sure to capture clearly how it creates active citizens. and pProvide real life examples and case studies where possible. The essay should not be more than 1000 words. All essays must be submitted to africa@scout.org by Friday 17 March 2017 with the title of the email as {Africa Scout Day Essay Challenge 2017-YourName-YourCountry} . We will publish the best essays on Kudumail and on www.scout.org/africa. 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 in on our website where we have a dedicated page (www.scout.org/africascoutday) to celebrate this day. If you have not signed up yet, please visit www.scout.org, create a profile and start sharing. You can also post on your social media platforms using the hash-tag #ASD2017 or #ASDTanzania2017. 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 africa@scout.org. We shall compile and share the stories, photos and videos on www.scout.org/africa. For any information on telling your story please contact Nelson (nopany@scout.org)

Contact Information.
For all enquiries about the 2017 All Africa Scout Day celebrations, please contact us through the addresses below:

Eline Melkiori Kitaly (Mrs)
National Executive Commissioner/ Commissaire National Executif
Tanzania Scouts Association
Malik Road, Upanga
P. O. Box 945
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Email: info@tanzaniascout.org / tscouts2002@gmail.com / eline.kitaly@yahoo.com
Telephone: +255 686 009618 or +255 715 009618
Web: www.tanzaniascout.org and www.scout.org/tanzania
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TanzaniaScoutsAssociation/
Twitter: @TanzaniaScouts

OR

World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre
Rowallan Scout Camp, Kibera Drive, Opposite Jamhuri Park “Gate E”
P. O. Box 63070 - 00200 City Square
Email: africa@scout.org
Telephone: +254 20 245 0985, +254 738 945 346
Web: www.scout.org/africa and www.scout.org/africascoutday
Facebook: ScoutingintheAfricaRegion
Twitter: @ScoutingAfrica

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 2017 and, for those celebrating in Arusha, we look forward to seeing you in Arusha in March.

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Date & Venue
This year’s event will take place from 8th to - 11th March 2017 at Kisongo Prison Grounds located about 45 kilometres from Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, Tanzania. Arrivals will be on Wednesday, 8 March while the closing ceremony and departures will be on Saturday, 11 March. Participation at this event in Arusha, Tanzania should in no way prevent your NSO from organizing a decent Africa Scout Day celebration in your respective country.

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