Scouts of Namibia

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Logo of the Scouts of Namibia
Historic membership badge of the South-West Africa Division, until 1990 a part of the Boy Scouts of South Africa

The Scouts of Namibia is the national Scouting organization of Namibia. It serves 2,161 Scouts (as of 2004).

Scouting was founded in South-West Africa in 1917 and until 1990, Scouting was serviced by the South-West Africa Division of the Boy Scouts of South Africa. Namibia became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1990.

The boys-only Scouts of Namibia are actively supported by the KFUM-Spejderne i Danmark.


Program sections

The association is divided in three sections:[1]

Scout Promise

On my honour I promise that I will do my best:
To do my duty to God, and my Country;
To help other people at all times;
To obey the Scout Law.[1]

Scout Law

  1. A Scout's honour is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout's duty is to be useful and to help others.
  4. A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
  5. A Scout is courteous.
  6. A Scout is a friend of nature.
  7. A Scout is obedient.
  8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
  9. A Scout is thrifty.
  10. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.[1]

Other Scouting organizations

The Deutscher Pfadfinderbund Südwestafrikas (German Scout Association of South-West Africa) is a small association open mainly to boys and girls of German descent. The first German oriented Scouting organization was founded in 1928, but was twice forbidden by the South African administration until World War II. The actual association was founded after World War II.


See also

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