1984 – 75 Years of Scouting in Zimbabwe
75 Years of Scouting in Zimbabwe
3 December 1984
Scouting in Zimbabwe began in 1909 and saw the first Troop formed in Bulawayo with Sir John Chancellor being appointed as the first Chief Scout Commissioner. It was not long before the movement spread and in 1982 it is extremely strong and flourishing with a combined Scout and Guide membership of 25,000. The Scout movement caters for all boys between the ages of 8 and 18 years, and its policy is to encourage loyalty, integrity and responsibility through a medium of open air activity in order to progress to better citizenship through a process of merit and proficiency badges.
In 1984 it celebrated it’s 75th Anniversary.