In this issue we discuss the impact of Cyclone Idai which hit the coast of Southern Africa on March 14, the recent Scout against Malaria campaigns in Malawi, Uganda and Ghana and the advent of World Malaria Day on April 25.
In this issue we discuss the principal findings of the 2018 World Malaria report, Scouting’s support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the most recent SAM campaign in Malawi and how Hertfordshire is planning to reduce the incidence of malaria in Burkina Faso.
We have developed a set of activities which can form the basis of one (or more) meetings of Scouts of any age range from Beavers through to Explorers and Network. These activities can be down loaded from our SAM website where it is also possible to order a resource box containing almost all resources needed to organise such activities.
The resource box was for example used to organise activity evenings for each of the 1st Winchester Cub Packs. Not only did the Cub Scouts learn something more about the disease and how it could be fought, but then they went on to raise in excess of £1000.
These funds were sent to the Malawi Scout Association who undertook a 3rd campaign in August 2018 to distribute long life impregnated bed nets.
Click here to view resource box order form
As part of the global programme zone, it is important to understand how our village, our town and our country compare with the 7.5 billion people living on this planet. In a recent book entitled If the World were a Village, its author David Smith envisages the whole world as a village of just 100 people. In this imaginary village each person represents 75 million people from the world around us and the activity is to identify the characteristics of our global village and how Scouts might be able to help those who have to make do with less
Click to view activity sheet
Following the success of the Millenium Development Goals from 2000 to 2015, the United Nations agreed a new set of Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2016-2030 with the aim of ‘leaving no one behind’. Unlike infectious diseases which are encountered in temperate climates and for which vaccines are available, no vaccine is currently available to protect against the introduction of the malaria parasite into the blood stream. Thus combating malaria forms part of the healthy living goal and it is a initiative where Scouts have joined the global partnership as part of our activities within the global programme zone .
Full details can be found here
An article published in the national magazine of UK Scouting, April 2018
Launch of resource box at the Kent International Jamboree
5000 Scouts and Guides including 1000 from abroad attended the KIJ at the end of July at County Show ground , Maidstone, Kent.
The SAM activity pack and resource box was introduced to Scouts and leaders from countries including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone to name but a few.
The activity pack can now be downloaded from the SAM website (click here)
Display at the KIJ Maidstone, July 2017
SAM is now active in Uganda and Ghana, with other African countries possibly joining.
Our banking is now being hosted by Hampshire County Scout Council as we are now not solely associated with Uganda.
The badge application form has been updated to reflect the change.
Please use the latest badge application form.
The following counties are actively supporting Scouts Against Malaria
Cumbria, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan, Hampshire, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Wiltshire, East Lancashire, West Sussex, GLMW, Hertford and Worcester, Isle of Wight