Fédération Burkinabé du Scoutisme

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Membership badge of the Scouts du Burkina Faso
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Membership badge of the Éclaireurs et Éclaireuses du Burkina Faso

The Fédération Burkinabé du Scoutisme, the national federation of several Scouting organizations of Burkina Faso, was founded in 1943, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1972 under the name of Upper Volta. The coeducational Fédération Burkinabé du Scoutisme has 10,153 members as of 2004. The Scout Federation of Burkino Faso consists of Les Scouts du Burkina Faso and Les Éclaireurs et Éclaireuses du Burkina Faso.

Scouting pays particular attention to rural Scouting and community development in rural areas. Scouts participate in development projects run by the government by running large work camps planting trees, operating rural and urban centers and improving the water supplies.

Program Sections

  • Pré-Louveteaux (Pre-Cubs) - younger than 7
  • Louvetaux (Cub Scouts) - ages 7 to 12
  • Éclaireurs (Scouts) - ages 12 to 17
  • Aînés (Rover Scouts) - ages 17 to 25

The Scout Motto is Prêt à servir, Ready to serve.

See also

Members of the Africa Scout Region
Full members: Angola | Benin | Botswana | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cameroon | Cape Verde | Chad | Comoros | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Côte d'Ivoire | Ethiopia | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia | Madagascar | Malawi | Mauritius | Mozambique | Namibia | Niger | Nigeria | Rwanda | Senegal | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | South Africa | Swaziland | Tanzania | Togo | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Potential members: Central African Republic | Republic of the Congo | Djibouti | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Guinea-Bissau | Mali | São Tomé e Príncipe | Somalia