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Africa Scout Foundation

Supporting Better Scouting for more young Africans

The Mission
Africa is characterised by great needs and scarce financial resources. The Africa Scout Foundation was established in 1995 to provide Africa Scout Region with financial support needed for the growth and development of Scouting.
Scouting in Africa, if well supported financially, will help more young Africans to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to be responsible, self-reliant citizens leaders of the future.
The Africa Scout Foundation achieves this by raising funds, through recruitment of members whose contributions finance the promotion of Scouting in Africa.

The Aim
The Foundation aims at continually accumulating capital fund through donations, grants, membership contribution and other legal methods of fund-raising, to enable it carry out its mission of promoting the growth and development of Scouting in Africa.

* To contribute to the general budget of the World Scout Bureau, Africa Regional Office
* To contribute to the strategic goal of making the Scout Movement in Africa the leading, self-reliant educational youth
* To win support for Scouting in Africa by raising awareness on the role of Scouting in the lives of young people and
society as a whole.

To mobilise financial resources available in Africa for the benefit of Scouting.
To harness individual and corporate support from friends of African Scouting outside Africa
To sensitise the society on the role of the Foundation in supporting growth and development of Scouting in Africa.
To frequently update members of the Foundation on its progress.

The target of the Foundation is to endow Scouting in Africa with funds through the World Scout Bureau, Africa Regional Office in Nairobi. The Foundation aims at a minimum target of US$ 100,000 in ten years.

Scouts seeking Solutions for Africa
Africa Scout Region has developed a 10-Year Development Plan for Scouting in the Region. The Plan outlines ways of providing better Scouting for more young Africans.
The Focus is on a Youth Programme that addresses Africa’s most pressing problems such as unemployment, HIV/ AIDS and Peace education.

Scouting in Africa Needs your support
Young Africans want to build a sense of brotherhood and common understanding. They are determined to break down old barriers that kept them apart. They need a better life for themselves and for their families.
They want to utilise unused tracts of land, hold back the deserts, have clean water, healthy diet and other basic amenities that depend on a strong economy.
They desire to work together to build a sense of nationhood and claim a place in the International society. They seek to become
partners in the challenging wider world.

Join Africa Scout Foundation
Support the growth and development of Scouting in Africa, be a member of the Africa Scout Foundation

How to Join the Foundation
There are three types of membership categories; Individual, Corporate and Scout Association respectively. In each category, a provision has been made for members to grow in a four-stage system starting from Bronze, Silver, Gold to Platinum.
Although Bronze is the starting point for each of the categories, it does not mean that a member must start from Bronze. One is free to enter from any of the stages; for instance, a corporation can choose to enter at the Silver or Gold Corporate category. However, the ranks allows for gradual contributions with the highest being the platinum membership.

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