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
The following BBC News Article describes how nets have helped to reduce the number of cases of malaria
For all Beaver, Cub and Scout Leaders
- 3.2 billion people (half of the world’s population) are at risk of malaria
- 198 million malaria cases and 584 thousand malaria deaths occur every year
- Most deaths occur among children
- In Africa a child dies every minute from malaria
- Sleeping under long-lasting insecticidal nets protects against malaria
- Nets cost £2-3 and are effective for 3-5 years
- Half the population of Africa is not protected by nets
Scouts Against Malaria (SAM) is a multi-county Scout initiative to raise money to purchase insecticide impregnated malaria nets for distribution in Africa. By raising money from the UK challenge badge scheme we can provide impregnated mosquito nets for distribution by African Scouts who will be trained to educate the local population in the correct use of the nets.
All Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers (even Leaders) can have the opportunity of earning the badge. Just visit http://www.scoutsagainstmalaria.org.uk/ to see the requirements or contact Peter Makewell at email@example.com for more information and leaflets.