The History Of Scouting In The Bahamas


The Scout Association of The Bahamas is one of the oldest youth organizations in the Bahamas. It responsible for the total development of its members through “fun education”. Its programme takes education beyond the academic to the development of the whole child, working on their social and moral skills in a friendly, fun and safe environment.

The scout movement in the Bahamas was founded in February 1913 and received its warrant in March of that year. It fell dormant in 1936 but was reactivated in 1947 and has been active ever since.

The Scout Association of the Bahamas received its charter from the World Scout Bureau on August 1, 1974, thus becoming a fully-recognized and functioning member of the Worlds Organization of the Scout Movement.

The association boasts membership over thousands across 7 islands and now accepts both boys and girls in its 4 sections, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venture Scouts.


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