The Scout Association of the Bahamas
|The Scout Association of the Bahamas|
|Location||19 Dolphin Drive P.O. Box N-4272 Nassau|
|Affiliation||World Organization of the Scout Movement|
The Scout Association of the Bahamas, the national Scouting organization of the Bahamas, was brought to the Bahamas by the British and was officially founded in 1913, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1974. The coeducational Scout Association of the Bahamas has 1,060 members as of 2011.
The Scout program receives considerable public support from the community and recognition from the government. Scouts are involved in conservation of endangered species of fish. Sea Scouting is an important element of Scouting in the Bahamas. The program emphasis is on developing the consciousness of youth towards education and participation in the community, as well as the values of the family.
The Scouts own a 30-acre (120,000 m2) recreational site in Adelaide Village, New Providence. The site was donated to the Scouts by the Bahamian government in 1926. It is used for activities such as camping and hiking.