in Uganda was started by a British missionary in 1915 and the Uganda
Scouts Association has been a member of the world organisation of the
Scout Movement since 1964.
Scouting in Uganda
is divided into age-groups and each group has a different motto.
|| 7-11 years
|| Do your best
|| 12-15 years
|| Be Prepared
|| 16-18 years
|| Look wide
|| 18-25 years
Scout Promise is:
On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to god and to my country,
to help other people at all times and
to obey the Scout Law
In the UK we expect
Scouts to wear a uniform from the day they are invested. In Uganda
the uniform would look like the diagram opposite but most families
cannot afford to provide it. Children in Uganda learn that the uniform
is not what makes them a Scout but it is their actions and style of
Scouting in Uganda is based mainly in schools but unlike Scouting
in the United Kingdom the young people play a very important role
in supporting the development of their communities and taking vital
health education messages to the villages. The health education is
often carried out by Cubs in Uganda. Most children will have primary
education but only about 9% go onto secondary schools. These schools
are usually Boarding schools so Scouts are less likely to be active
in the local villages.
Scout Association has an immunisation badge which is sponsored by
UNICEF. This supports the Uganda National Expanded Programme of Immunisation.
To pass this badge Scouts must know about the main childhood diseases,
advertise the local immunisation clinic and support a mother in having
her baby vaccinated and returning for all the recommended doses.
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© The UK Uganda Network - 2002
29 December 2003