Africa Scout Conference
The Africa Scout Conference is the governing organ of the Africa Scout Region. It takes place every three years and formulates the general policy of the region through resolutions. It elects members of the Africa Scout Committee.
Each member National Scout Organization is entitled to send to the Africa Scout Conference up to six delegates and a number of observers to be determined in agreement with the organizing committee.
In conjunction to the Conference, a Regional Scout Youth Forum takes place. The aim of the Youth Forum is to provide a learning platform and to increase youth participation in decision-making processes of the organization.
Africa Scout Committee
The Africa Scout Committee is the executive organ of the Africa Scout Region. It is made up of 8 elected and 2 ex-officio members, elected for a 6-year term. To ensure continuity, four of the elected members retire at each Africa Scout Conference and are replaced by four other members. All Committee Members are from different countries. For a list of Africa Scout Committee members click here
The Regional Scout Youth Forum elects 6 Youth Advisors to the Africa Scout Committee, for a three-year term. Youth Advisors take part in the meetings of the Regional Scout Committee and help in the preparations of the next Africa Scout Youth Forum. They must be aged 18-26 at the time of election and all represent different countries. For a list of Youth Advisors to the Africa Scout Committee click here
Africa Scout Region Strategic Plan
The current regional strategic plan (2015-2018) was adopted at the 16th Africa Scout Conference in Kampala, Uganda (August 2015) upon submission by the Africa Scout Committee with technical support from the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre.
The plan takes into account the six priority areas emanating from the 40th World Scout Conference resolutions, namely Youth Engagement, Educational Methods, Diversity & Inclusion, Social Impact, Communications & External Relations and Governance. It also builds on the outcomes of the status reports based on extensive field visits by top Scouting Leadership at the Regional level.
Ultimately, the strategic plan aims to consolidate the gains of Scouting and address fundamental issues on systems, structures, processes and infrastructure at the NSOs and regional levels.
To achieve the objectives of the regional strategic plan, the Africa Scout Committee has set the following subcommittees, which are headed by committee members and directly supported by relevant staff members from the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre
Innovating Scouting – Educational Methods: Headed by Kikas Machado & Dr. Wayne Davis
Innovating Scouting – Youth Engagement: Headed by Victor Atipaga & Pamela Akplogan
Reaching Out to All: Headed by Mathias Wanyela
Strengthening Scouting’s Profile (Communications & External Relations): Headed by Danielo Ramsamy & Rasoamahenina Sanda
Governance & NSOs Support: Headed by Winston Adams
Messengers of Peace and Other Special Projects: Headed by Jeremy Naivasha, Ayim Palamwé & Sanda Rasoamahenina