SCOUTING IN ZIMBABWE
News release 2009: Zimbabwe Scout HQ have created a website at www.zimscouts.co.zw/
Scouting in Zimbabwe started in 1909 when the first Boy Scout troop was registered in the former Southern Rhodesia. The Scout movement grew quickly and in 1922 sent a large contingent to the World Jamboree. The great popularity of the Boy Scout movement was mainly due to its outdoor program such as hiking, camping, cooking and pioneering which was unusual in the country. Additionally, the training and progressive badge system was targeted towards helping others, leading to responsible citizenship. The programme is similar to that used in the United Kingdom. The Cub Scouts work for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Arrows and they can also choose to work for some of the interest badges that are available. There is a Link Badge which allows a Cub Scout to qualify for the Basic Scout Standard before moving up into the Scout Troop.
The programme is similar to that used in the United Kingdom. The Cub Scouts work for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Arrows and they can also choose to work for some of the interest badges that are available. There is a Link Badge which allows a Cub Scout to qualify for the Basic Scout Standard before moving up into the Scout Troop.
Beavers- ages 5 to 7
Cub Scouts- ages 8 to 11
Boy Scouts- ages 12 to 17
Venturers- ages 15 to 18
Rovers- ages 18 to 25
Current membership is 15,000 in all sections.
I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
A Scout's honour is to be trusted
A Scout is loyal to his country, parents, employers, patrol leader and all those under him
A Scout's duty is to be useful and to help others
A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout
A Scout is courteous
A Scout is a friend to animals
A Scout obeys orders of his parents, patrol leader, Scout leader and all those in authority
A Scout has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed
The above information has been copied and altered from http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/hqdocs/facts/pdfs/fs260064.pdf and http://n2zgu.50megs.com/ZIMB.htm (because it appears that site died in 2001?)
The Association has embarked on a major Youth development programme. The Association operates from premises donated by the former Chief Scout, and also owns Ruwa Park outside the city which is their main training/camping facility. The association has a strong adult leader training team and is well managed at both National and Provincial levels.
from http://www.scout.org/africa/countries/zimbabwe.html - 29/1/04
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