The Scout Association of the Bahamas
name =The Scout Association of the Bahamas
location =19 Dolphin Drive P.O. Box N-4272 Nassau
The Scout Association of the Bahamas, the national
Scoutingorganization of the Bahamas, was brought to the Bahamas by the British and was officially founded in 1913, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movementin 1974. The coeducational Scout Association of the Bahamas has 892 members as of 2008.cite web |title=Triennial Report 2005-2008 |url=http://scout.org/en/content/download/11615/94838/file/Triennial_Report_EN.pdf |publisher=World Organization of the Scout Movement |accessdate=2008-07-13]
The Scout program receives considerable public support from the community and recognition from the government. Scouts are involved in conservation of endangered species of
fish. Sea Scoutingis an important element of Scouting in the Bahamas. The program emphasis is on developing the consciousness of youth towards education and participation in the community, as well as the values of the family.
The Scouts own a 30 acre recreational site in Adelaide Village,
New Providence. The site was donated to the Scouts by the Bahamian government in 1926. [cite news | title =Naval volunteers assist Scout Association | publisher =The Freeport News | date = 2007-12-14| url =http://freeport.nassauguardian.net/national_local/323661220039729.php | accessdate =2007-12-19] It is used for activities such as camping and hiking.
The membership badge of The Scout Association of the Bahamas incorporates the
marlinand flamingo, the heraldic supporters of the coat of arms of the Bahamas, as well as the flag of the Bahamas.
The Bahamas Girl Guides Association
* [http://www.scoutbahamas.org The Scout Association of The Bahamas]
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