By 2021 Scouting will be the Gambia’s leading educational youth movement enabling 25,000 young people to be active citizens creating positive change in their communities based on shared values.
To contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
As scouts we are guided by these values:
Integrity - We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect - We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care - We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief - We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
I've learned patience, perseverance, and leadership and have benefited greatly from meeting many physical and mental challenges in arduous tasks. I cherish the memories of wilderness places visited and relationships that were strengthened by sharing the experiences.
Our son's growth into a young man of good character and strong leadership skills was, in no small part, a result of his time in Scouting. He had great experiences in the outdoor program, particularly in wilderness backpacking, and developed confidence and self-reliance that he would not have been able to gain anywhere else.
Scouting has contributed immensely to my growing up as a young man. I will encourage every young person out there to join the scout movement.