The Africa Scout Foundation is an international non-profit organization registered under the Kenya Societies Act, Certificate no. 19668 of 11th February 2000. It was established in 1995 to provide Africa Scout Region with financial support needed for the growth and development of Scouting. This was out of the realization that, Scouting in Africa, if well supported financially, will help more young Africans to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to be responsible, self-reliant citizens and dependable leaders of the future.

Our Mission

The mission of the Africa Scout Foundation is to promote the growth of Scouting and support more young people in Africa to gain knowledge, develop skills and attitudes through quality educational programmes towards creating a better world by continuous accumulation of capital fund. These funds are raised through donations, grants, membership contributions and other legal methods of fundraising. The Foundation also seeks noncapital donations to support specific Scouting projects.

Our Objectives

  • To contribute to the general budget and sustainability of the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre.
  • To contribute to the strategic goal of making Scouting the world’s leading educational youth movement, enabling 100 million young people to be active citizens creating positive change in their communities and in the world based on shared values.
  • To win support for the movement in Africa by raising awareness on the role of Scouting in the lives of young people and society as a whole.

Our Vision

Ensuring a Future for Scouting in Africa.

What We Do

  • Mobilizing financial resources, material and technical support available in Africa and beyond for the benefit of Scouting
  • Sensitizing the society on the role of the Foundation in supporting growth and development of Scouting in Africa
  • Developing partnerships and harness individual and corporate support from friends of Scouting in and outside Africa
  • Recruiting, properly managing and frequently updating members of the Foundation on its progressiveness as a whole.

Relationship with Scouting

The Africa Scout Foundation has direct contact and fully cooperates with World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) through the Africa Scout Committee, having a sole objective which is to help develop Scouting in the Africa Region.

It undertakes to allocate all proceeds from income accruing from its endowment to the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre; although a small portion may be retained as a safeguard against inflation or devaluation of investments, or, if necessary, to cover the costs of its own operations.

Our Strategy

The Africa Scout Foundation Board, with the support of the world Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre has developed a five-year strategic plan to guide its operations. This was necessitated by the need to consolidate and refocus the work of the Foundation in order to give impetus to the achievement of its objectives.

This strategic plan is anchored on four priority areas whose accomplishment will propel the Foundation to greater heights. These are Leadership Development, Stakeholders Engagement, Financial Growth and Sustainability and Communication, Marketing and Networking.

Priority 1: Leadership Development

This priority are focuses on the Board and Secretariat of the Foundation. The board should be composed of volunteers that have the capacity and motivation to fundraise and inspire the growth and development of Scouting in the Region. The work of the Board should be supported by a functional secretariat adequately resourced to fulfill the mission of the foundation. This is to be driven by the mantra “aim high and don’t sell yourself short”

Priority 2: Stakeholders Engagement

The ASF aims to develop strategies to better engage its current and potential members and instill a sense of ownership in them through being accountable to them. This would ensure every member actively participates in the activities of the foundation and contributes towards raising its stakes. Better engagement of the different stakeholders will ultimately unlock more funding opportunities and widen the ASF support base.

Priority 3: Financial Growth and Sustainability

To ensure that Scouting in Africa continues to make a positive impact not only to the current but also the future generations, the Africa Scout Foundation will continue engaging in activities and initiatives that guarantee financial growth and sustainability. The ambition of the foundation is to endow Scouting in Africa with a minimum target of USD 1 million by 2023.

Priority 4: Communication, Marketing and Networking

The Africa Scout Foundation should establish efficient and effective systems for communicating to current and potential donors in order to build and maintain the critical awareness on its cause and progress. By building a favourable image through marketing and advocacy the Foundation will position itself as a credible partner to attract and retain donors who believe in the value and impact of the work of Scouting in Africa.The more detailed strategic plan with the corresponding actions under each strategic priority is provided in a separate document. Download the plan here