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King of Sweden coming to Uganda for scouts fete


King Carl XVI Gustaf is expected in Uganda for scouts jamboree


The government of Uganda under the chair ship of other none other than the Ministry of Gender, Labour and social development and Uganda Scouts Association will host the International Scouts Centenary Jamboree in Uganda from 18-28 August, 2015 at Kaazi National Scouts Training and camp site at the shores of lake Victoria the largest fresh water in the world.

The international scouts’ jamboree is expected to bring together over 15000 scouts from 163 member countries of the worlds.

The Government of Uganda recognizes scouting as a very important education movement which produces enlightened and disciplined leaders.

The Government also supported the scouts bid for the Africa Scout Conference and youth forum which was successful.

This event is to take place at the common wealth Resort Munyonyo as part of the Centenary Celebrations.
Nevertheless, Uganda is also to host the 7th Africa scout youth forum scheduled 24th-28 August 2015 at a tentative venue Ggaba Seminary.

“It is my pleasure as the Chairperson of these events to call upon all my colleague ministers, well-wishers, and friends, Business Community, Institutions and Schools to join me in preparation for the success of these events,” said Wilson Muruli Mukasa, the Gender and Social Issues minister.

He said during these events, Uganda is expecting patrons who also serve as the Heads of States in their countries and that a draft of the letter of invitation to the chief protocol was submitted for him to effect the invitation of these important guests.

Addressing press at Uganda Media Centre, Doctor Margaret Blick Kigozi, the Chief Scout of the Uganda Scouts Association said they are expecting the “King of Sweden…he is the overall patron”.

Carl XVI Gustaf (born 30 April 1946) is the reigning King of Sweden having succeeded his grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf in 1973.

Wikipedia says the King is the Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, and often participates in Scout activities both in Sweden and abroad.

He regularly visits World Scout Jamborees, for instance the 1979 Dalajamb World Jamboree International Encampment hosted by Sweden, the 2002 World Jamboree held in Sattahip, Thailand, and the 100th Anniversary of World Scouting 2007 World Jamboree held in Hylands Park, England.

He also attended the 1981 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia, United States, and was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting, in 1982.

He also attended the 22nd World Scout Jamboree.

He is expected in Uganda this year.


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