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Uganda Scouts Association is one of the nations largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. Uganda Scouts Association provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, Uganda Scouts Association has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Uganda Scouts Association believes and, through over a century of experience, knows that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

The scout method;        The Scout Method is the educational heart of the Movement. It is based on the concept of “Learning by doing” and the participation in decision-making processes. It enables young people, girls and boys, to become engaged, impassioned and autonomous citizens, by helping them to develop to their full potential physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually. The Scout Method is based on the Law and the Promise, and nature is the first place of learning. The Adult leaders are volunteers who support this development of young people and the Movement.

  • Scouting is Involving;          Through the Promise, Scouts are committed to creating a better world. The Promise is based on the Scout Law, a simple text of ten articles that helps guide a Scout’s choices. Scouts unite for justice, equality and integrity. One can count on the word of a Scout.
  • Scouting is Exciting;     Innovation is the tradition of Scouting. Through attractive activities, the Movement offers a framework of recreation, exploration and impassioned experiences, enabling young people to develop their sporting, artistic, and solidarity skills.
  • Scouting is Empowering; In Scouting, young people are given every opportunity to explore their decision-making capacities. By providing an educational framework where one can take initiative, Scouting makes it possible for young people to acquire and develop leadership qualities.

Our Fundamental Principles

  • Duty to God; Adherence and Commitment to spiritual principles, loyalty to religion and accepting the duty resulting from that religion
  • Duty to others; Loyalty to one’s country in harmony with the promotion of local, national and international peace, understanding and cooperation.
  • Duty to self; Responsibility for the development of oneself