Purpose

The Scout Foundation is especially set up to raise funds for the following projects to support the holistic development of the Youth in Singapore.

 

a. Development of Youth in the Scout Groups in schools and community

Improve the quality of the Scouting Programme by increasing the frequency of relevant life skill training and provide enhanced training to Volunteer Adult Leaders (VAL) and Teachers to support scouting. There is also a critical need to employ professionals to support, coach and mentor these VALs and Teachers through on the job training platform.

 

b. Upgrading of camping and infrastructure for activities

Upgrade and increase camping facilities, including providing additional facilities for Air and Sea Scouting activities. In the longer term, there is also a need to have sufficient reserve to upgrade/maintain HQ facilities and make provision when HQ premises lease expires in 2021.

 

c. Financial support for disadvantaged scouts

One of the unique elements of Scouting is its global dimension. Every year, international jamborees and exchanges are held.  Where possible, every Scout should have the opportunity to attend at least one overseas event in his or her Scouting life. However, affordability is a key issue.  There is a dire need to subsidise deserving scouts from not well-to-do families to participate in at least one international event as part of their training.