Fédération des Eclaireurs Scouts Centrafricains
|Fédération du scoutisme centrafricain|
Fédération du scoutisme centrafricain|
Central African Scout Federation
|Country||Central African Republic|
The Central African Republic is one of 29 countries where Scouting exists (be it embryonic or widespread) but where there is no National Scout Organization which is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement at the present time. Scouting was founded in French Equatorial Africa in 1941, and was first recognized in 1969. The Fédération du scoutisme centrafricain, or FESCA, is the national federation of seven Scouting organizations. While FESCA was still recognized in 1990, there were 7,000 Scouts, and total membership at the end of 1998 was reported as being the same number.
The Federation was suspended from WOSM membership in 1999 due to non-payment of membership fees.
Among the members of the federation are
- the Association des scouts catholiques centrafricains (Association of Catholic Central African Scouts), founded in 1961, coeducational
- the Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Centrafricains (Central African Scouts and Guides), interreligious, coeducational
- the Eclaireurs et Eclaireuses Unionistes Centrafricains (Central African Protestant Scouts and Guides), coeducational
Program and ideals
- Louveteaux (Cub Scouts) - ages 6 to 11
- Scouts - ages 12 to 17
- Routiers (Rover Scouts) - ages 17 and up
The Scout Motto is Toujours Prêt, Always Prepared in French.
The Scout emblem incorporates the color scheme of the flag of the Central African Republic.
|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|