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Solomon Islands Scout Association Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands_Scout_Association

Solomon Islands Scout Association
Solomon Islands branch of The Scout Association.svg
Age range1928; 94 years ago (1928)
CountrySolomon Islands
Membership500[1]
Chief ScoutDavid Vunagi
AffiliationWOSM
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The Solomon Islands Scout Association (SISA),[1] (formerly the Solomon Islands branch of The Scout Association (Solomons Pijin: Skaut Belong Solomone), founded in 1928, is a National Scout Organisation of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). It was a branch of the United Kingdom Scout Association for historical reasons and because the number of Scouts in the Solomon Islands was relatively small. Moves to achieve official WOSM membership began as early as 2007,[2] and this recognition was granted in June 2021.[1] The Chief Scout role is traditionally held by the Governor General, Nathaniel Waena.[3][1]

Background[edit]

Solomon Islands' Scouts posing for a photo with Adm. Patrick M. Walsh and Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Richard Simcock

Scouts from the Solomon Islands participated in the 19th World Jamboree in Chile in 1998.

The membership badge of the Solomon Islands branch of The Scout Association features the national flag. The older variant shows a palm tree, a symbol in use since the Solomon Islands was a colonial branch of British Scouting.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Solomon Islands joins global Scout Movement". "Scout.org". 28 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Solomon Islands" (PDF). Branches Bulletin. The Scout Association. October 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-23..
  3. ^ "Chief Scout of the Solomon Islands" (PDF). Branches Bulletin. The Scout Association. January 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-23.

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