The coeducational Gambia Scout Association has 18,448 members as of 2008.
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.
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; and first Gambian to be awarded the Wood Badge.
In 2007, David Hafner replaced Alieu Mamar Njie as chief commissioner.