Africa Scout Day
Africa Scout Day is held on March 13. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
In Africa, Scouting started in 1908 in South Africa. On 13th March 1963, Scout Leaders from around the region met for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria to discuss the organization of the Africa Scout Region.
While recognizing the contribution of Scouting in educating and moulding young people as well as in training adults and providing invaluable services to local communities, the 62nd ordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of the Africa Unity (now Africa Union) meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 21-23 June 1995, declared 13th March the Africa Scout Day. The Region consists of Sub-Saharan countries. It has 40 member National Scout Organizations (NSOs), 7 potential members.
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World Thinking Day on February 22 (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts);
Girl Scouts Founder's Day on October 31 (United States);
Scout Sunday in USA on February 4 (Scouts' Day or Guides' Day)