The Gambia Scout Association

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The Gambia Scout Association
Gambia Scout Association.svg
Country The Gambia
Founded 1921
Membership 18,448
Chief Scout Yahya Jammeh
Affiliation World Organization of the Scout Movement
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The Gambia Scout Association, the national Scouting organization of the Gambia, was founded in 1921, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1984. The coeducational Gambia Scout Association has 18,448 members as of 2008.[1] In 2007, David Hafner replaced Alieu Mamar Njie as Chief Commissioner.

Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof Served the movement from 1938 to 2005, former President of the Gambia National Scout Council, scholar on the history of scouting in the Gambia, first Gambian to be awarded the Wood Badge.[2][3]

Special activities include community service projects such as tree planting. Scouts regularly participate in camping and hiking. Music is also a very important part of Scouting in the Gambia, but because there is little money for instruments and sheet music, there is a waiting list to get into the Scout band, and they learn all their music by ear.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ "Triennial Report 2005-2008". World Organization of the Scout Movement. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  2. ^ Foroyaa: Exclusive Interview with Foroyaa Panorama: [1]
  3. ^ The Point Newspaper: "Tribute to Late Alhagie A. E. Cham Joof", by Mr Momodou Jammeh