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by Africa Scout Day from Kenya
Publication date: 9th Mar 2018

It is a cold chilly night in Mashonaland where the rich culture of Africa comes to life when Scouts from over 20 African countries gather around a campfire during the Africa Scout Day International Camp on 10th March 2018 at Ruwa Scout Park.

Over 600 young people got to discover their spark and experience the love and warmth of brotherhood as symbolized by the flame of the campfire.

Bright Shillings Scouts from Zimbambwe

" I am excited to be here and share my experiences with fellow Scouts from Africa, " said Bright Shillings from 1st Matrover Crew Bulawayo, Zimbabwe who was a participant and service team member at the camp. He was grateful for the opportunity accorded to him to offer service at the camp. " I had lots of fun especially as we developed various games for the camping Scouts and it was quite fulfilling to see the young Scouts learning in a fun-filled environment, " said Bright.

The campfire program was colourful and exciting with great cultural displays of diversity, songs and dance. Ethiopians entertained the gathering with the Esksta, Wolay ta a traditional dance that mixes the Arabic rhythm with the Creole sounds, while Zimbabwe and Senegal entertained the gathering with energetic Zulu dances.

Ethiopian Scouts dancing Esksta

The programme of the camp included small group experiences, camping and environmental education which builds confidence in young people and provides the Scouts with hands-on, youth-driven leadership experiences.

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