Tonga branch of The Scout Association Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga_branch_of_The_Scout_Association

Tonga branch of The Scout Association
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Tonga is one of 29 countries where Scouting exists (be it embryonic or widespread) but where there is no National Scout Organization. Scouting is active in Tonga as an overseas branch of The Scout Association,[1] which allows Tonga to act as a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Unsuccessful attempts were made to start a local scout movement by August Hettig in 1920, and later by the Mormon Mission.[2] The current Tongan scouting movement was established in 1952 by Prince Tungi, who was then serving as Minister of Education.[2] The first troops were organised in 1953.[2]

The membership badge of the Tonga branch of The Scout Association incorporates the crown from the coat of arms of Tonga.


  1. ^ "Three Tongan Scouts take part in the 22nd World Scout Jamboree". Scouts. 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Scouting Revived in Tonga". Pacific Islands Monthly. Vol. XXIV, no. 3. 1 October 1953. p. 103. Retrieved 19 January 2022 – via National Library of Australia.

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