Sierra Leone Scouts Association
|Sierra Leone Scouts Association|
|Affiliation||World Organization of the Scout Movement|
The Sierra Leone Scouts Association, the national Scouting organization of Sierra Leone, was founded in 1909, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1964. The coeducational Sierra Leone Scouts Association has 11,749 members as of 2011.
In 1971, Emile F. Luke was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.
The Sierra Leone Scouts Association was host of the 3rd West Africa Zonal Conference and Youth Camp. 75 Scouts participated from 9 West African countries.
Recent military unrest has cut Scouting activities and communications. It is unknown whether Scouting is active.
Scouts are concerned about community development, and the association is well known for promoting self-help projects. Scouts are popular throughout the country due to their numerous community service projects, particularly in rural areas.
Proficiency badges are mandatory in the field of public service, resourcefulness and agriculture.
The Sierra Leone Scouts Association is working with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs to ensure the development of Scouting in the country. The SLSA is currently working on a Street Kids Program sponsored by WOSM. The Sierra Leone Scouts Association is looking for partners to start a bio-intensive agricultural project.