The Scouting Club is a voluntary, non-political and educational youth movement led by H.E. Y.K. Museveni. It is open to all, without discrimination regardless of ethnicity and creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and methods defined by our founder, Lord Baden Powell, and his wife, Mrs. Olivier of Gilwell. The Scouts’ mission is to educate young people to play a constructive role in the society. Scouts are taught to live by a code of conduct exemplified in the 12 points of the Scout Law, and they continue to live by these laws in adulthood. A central part of a Scout’s code of conduct is honesty. A Scout is reliable. Scouts are expected to tell the truth and keep their word.
Scouting contributes to the development of young people, helping them to achieve their full potential in the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social spheres. It builds character, equipping Scouts with knowledge, skills and positive attitudes which are useful to themselves and their communities. Scouting provides opportunities to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. The benefits of scouting extend beyond the school environment. Our values carry forward into our adult lives, improving relationships, work and family lives.
In order to be a member of the Scout Movement, one must abide by the fundamental principles of Scouting – Duty to God, Duty to Others, Duty to Self, and adhere to the Promise and Law. Our motto is ‘Be Prepared’.
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake,
and morally straight.
Typical outdoor Scouting activities
Camping – You learn to live in the outdoors, going on exciting adventures into the natural world.
Jamborees – Every four or five years, the Boy Scouts host a national Scout jamboree. Scouts and leaders from across the country participate in this 10-day event, filled with the most popular and highest quality outdoor activities that Scouts enjoy.
Service projects – Doing service projects is one way for Scouts to keep their promise “to help other people.” These day-long projects may be related to conservation, food collection, building shelter or healthy living activities.
For God and My Country
Abraham Oiba, Troop Leader (2012-2013)