a full page sized flag ready to colour in plus two smaller flags to
colour in suitable for mounting on sticks can be downloaded in the
of the Uganda People's Congress was used for the national flag when
the country gained its independence in 1962. The
colours of the Ugandan flag are symbolic and represent the following:
the people of Uganda. Yellow the sun and red is for brotherhood. The
Baleiric Crested Crane in the centre of the flag was chosen as the emblem
for Uganda. It has a black and white body with a tufted crown of gold
and red feathers. Programme
- Cut out and
colour in the National Flag of Uganda. These can be mounted on sticks
to contribute towards a display of what you have learnt about Uganda
or in the cases of the A4 sized flag to decorate the Headquarters.
- Find out if
any other countries use the same colours as Uganda for their flag?
If so, find out why they chose those particular colours?
- Some flags
do not change if they are flown upside-down, but others become flags
of different countries. Find out about any that do this and then
draw and colour these.
- Look at the
countries surrounding Uganda. Find out about the other African flags.
Can the Cub Scouts design and make a flag which describes their
local area. Ask them to think carefully about the colours - green
sometimes stands for fertile land or forests, or for the religion
Islam; white can stand for peace or purity; blue often means rivers,
sea, sky or hope.
- Think about
an activity which involves flags. What is happening and how are
people behaving? Flags should be respected and people's behaviour
reflects this. Does the Cub Scout Pack have a flag? When and where
is it used? Talk about the flag and its meaning with the Cub Scouts.
- Look at the
flags of the Countries the Cub Scouts have visited. Who has travelled
the furthest or to the most remote country? Which country would
the Cub Scouts like to visit and why?
- Using travel
brochures make a collage of all the places the Cub Scouts and Leaders
would like to visit and why.