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.
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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
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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
Malawi is one of the many African countries within the Tropics which suffers severely from the incidence of malaria. With funds raised by 1st Winchester Cub Packs, some 200 long life impregnated bed nets were distributed to vulnerable families in the Geisha and Khongoni areas. But like all other campaigns to date there were insufficient nets to distribute to all the vulnerable families
A report from the Scout association of Malawi providing details of their project can be found here