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We are Scouts
Overview

Scouting is more than a pastime—it's a philosophy that shapes young minds worldwide. Through outdoor adventures, community service, and global connections, scouts embody values of leadership, service, and environmental stewardship. They're not just participants; they're changemakers, bridging cultures and advocating for the planet. Scouts cultivate a deep respect for nature, learning to protect and preserve it for future generations. Ultimately, scouting is a journey of self-discovery and growth, empowering youth to make a positive impact and leave a legacy of service and leadership.

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"Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best, to serve others, and to leave the world a better place than you found it."

/ Lord Robert Baden-Powell

HISTORY

The history of scouting is a tale woven with threads of adventure, camaraderie, and a steadfast commitment to service. It traces its roots back to the turn of the 20th century, when a visionary British Army officer named Robert Baden-Powell saw the need to prepare young men for the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Baden-Powell’s experiences in the military, coupled with his keen observation of nature and humanity, led him to develop a revolutionary idea: a program that would teach young boys practical skills, foster a sense of responsibility, and instill values of loyalty and service to others. In 1907, he put his vision into action by organizing an experimental camp on Brownsea Island in England, bringing together a diverse group of boys from different backgrounds to learn and grow together in the great outdoors.

The success of the Brownsea Island camp laid the groundwork for what would soon become the scouting movement. Baden-Powell’s book, “Scouting for Boys,” published in 1908, served as a guidebook for young boys eager to join the adventure. The movement quickly spread across Britain and beyond, capturing the imagination of youth and adults alike.

In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded, marking the official start of scouting in the United States. From there, scouting continued to expand globally, with organizations forming in countries around the world, each adapting the principles of scouting to their own cultures and traditions.

Scouting has weathered wars, social upheaval, and cultural shifts, yet its core values have remained constant: duty to others, loyalty to country, and reverence for nature. Scouts have played a vital role in communities, lending a helping hand in times of crisis, and contributing to the betterment of society through service projects and initiatives.

Today, scouting continues to thrive, evolving to meet the needs of modern youth while staying true to its timeless principles. It remains a beacon of hope and inspiration for young people everywhere, offering them the opportunity to discover their potential, forge lifelong friendships, and make a positive impact on the world. As we look to the future, the history of scouting reminds us of the power of adventure, service, and the enduring spirit of youth.

Mission

“To inspire and empower young people to become responsible citizens and leaders who make a positive impact on their communities and the world.”

This mission encapsulates the overarching purpose of scouting, emphasizing the development of character, leadership skills, and a commitment to service. It underscores the importance of instilling values such as responsibility, citizenship, and service in young people, preparing them to contribute meaningfully to society and to lead with integrity and compassion.

Branches

Explore the diverse branches of scouting, each offering unique opportunities for adventure, leadership development, and community engagement

Scout

Scouts, a vital branch of the scouting movement, focuses on terrestrial adventures, outdoor skills, and leadership development for youth. It offers a platform for young individuals to explore the great outdoors, learn survival skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Scouts engage in activities such as camping, hiking, orienteering, and wilderness survival, honing their outdoor skills while fostering teamwork, self-reliance, and resilience. Through hands-on experiences in nature, Scouts develop a strong connection with the environment, learning to be responsible stewards and inspiring a lifelong love of exploration and adventure.

Sea Scout

Sea Scouts, a dynamic branch of the scouting movement, immerses youth in maritime adventures and nautical skills development. This program offers a unique opportunity for young men and women to explore the world of boating, sailing, and water-based activities. Sea Scouts engage in hands-on learning experiences, including sailing expeditions, navigation training, and marine science education. Through these activities, Sea Scouts develop essential skills such as leadership, teamwork, and seamanship while fostering a deep appreciation for the marine environment. Whether navigating the open seas or participating in community service projects, Sea Scouts embark on a journey of discovery, leadership, and adventure on the water.

Air Scout

Air Scouts, a dynamic branch of scouting, is dedicated to aviation exploration and adventure for youth. This program offers exciting opportunities for young individuals to learn about aviation, aerospace, and flight while fostering leadership skills and teamwork. Air Scouts engage in activities such as model aircraft building, flight simulations, gliding, and aviation-themed camps, allowing them to experience the thrill of flight firsthand. Through hands-on experiences and mentorship from aviation enthusiasts, Air Scouts develop a passion for aviation, gain valuable technical skills, and build confidence in themselves and their abilities. Air Scouts embody the spirit of adventure and exploration, inspiring a new generation of aviators and aerospace enthusiasts.

Future Vision

Scout Nigeria’s vision is ambitious and inspiring: to enroll 10 million boys into the scouting movement by the end of 2030. This vision reflects a deep commitment to empowering young boys across Nigeria with the values of scouting, including leadership, service, and personal development. By reaching such a significant number of boys, Scout Nigeria aims to create a nationwide network of scouts who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and character to become active and responsible citizens. This vision underscores Scout Nigeria’s dedication to making a positive and transformative impact on the lives of Nigerian youth, shaping them into future leaders and contributors to society.

 

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Responsibility

Scouts take responsibility for their actions and commitments, fulfilling their duties with diligence and accountability.

Outdoor adventure

Respecting Nature

Scouts embrace outdoor ethics, practicing Leave No Trace principles and respecting nature while enjoying outdoor adventures and activities.

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Facing Challenges

Bravery and Determination

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Fundamental Values

Integrity and honesty are fundamental values in scouting, with scouts committed to being truthful, trustworthy, and reliable in all their interactions.

Allegiance

Uphold Principles

Scouts pledge their allegiance to their country and uphold principles of loyalty to their fellow scouts, leaders, and the scouting movement as a whole.

Meet Our Scout Leaders
Dedicated Mentors Guiding the Way

Meet our dedicated Scout Leaders, passionate mentors guiding young people on their scouting journey with expertise and care.

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TSAN Chief Commissioner
Hon Dave Padopas-Awunah
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National Executive Commissionar
Engr Babatunde Oyetayo
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TSAN Chief Commissioner
Hon Dave Padopas-Awunah