Africa Scout Day Celebrations, Uganda 2015
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).
It is also in this spirit that we are calling upon your NSO to use the opportunity of this year’s Africa Scout Day (ASD) to showcase your achievements at ail levels, in accordance with the attached guidelines on how we can celebrate this day.
The theme of this year celebration is “SCOUTING: Africa’s Leading Social Force for Youth Empowerment.” This is also in line with our vision of making Scouting the world’s leading educational youth movement, enabling 100 million young people to be active citizens creating positive change in their communities and in the world based on shared values by 2023.
ALL AFRIC ASCOUT DAY CELEBRATION – KAMPALA, UGANDA: 11 – 13 MARCH 2015
After the successful holding of the All celebrations in Angola, Burundi and Ethiopia, and Swaziland in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively, this year’s Africa Scout Day celebrations will be held between 11 - 13 March 2015 at Kaazi National Scouts Camping Site in Kampala, Uganda; hosted by the Uganda Scouts Association.
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.
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 Uganda be at least 14 years old.
Those interested to take part in this celebration should duly complete the attached Intent of Attendance Form and return to the Event Director (Dr. Moses Mpuuga) in the host country at email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly note that most international flights to Uganda (also known as the “Pearl of Africa”) are direct through Entebbe International Airport. Participants from outside the East Africa Community countries should confirm whether or not they require a visa. You can get in touch with the host for assistance.
However, participation at this event in Kampala, Uganda should in no way prevent your NSO from organizing a decent Africa Scout Day celebration in your respective country.
To help you in the preparations, we have enclosed herewith some proposed activities for you to conduct with your Scouts.
Also attached are the following:
Invitation Letter from Uganda scouts Association
Intent of Attendance Form
Africa Scout Day 2015 Celebration Guide
Africa Scout Day Press Release
OAU Resolution on Africa Scout Day - CM Res 1607 (LXII) _ENG/FR
Happy Africa Scout Day!
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