What we hope to achieve?
Scouts Against Malaria (SAM) is a multi County initiative to raise money to purchase impregnated malaria nets for distribution in Africa. By raising money from the UK challenge badge scheme, we can provide African Scouts the training they need to deliver materials and educate the local population in the correct use of the nets.
How it works...
Individuals, Sections and /or Groups complete the criteria for the challenge badge
The completed application form is sent to Scouts Against Malaria (SAM) along with the funds raised (minimum of £10 per badge)
The corresponding number of impregnated nets is supplied to the African Scouts
Once SAM has been informed of where the nets have been distributed the information will be uploaded on the SAM website, so that the fundraisers can keep track of their nets
Local Scouts will receive nets and in conjunction with local authorities allocate them to individual homes
Scouts will meet the families and teach them the importance of using the nets and how to set them up correctly
The Scouts will keep in contact with the families to ensure that the nets are used correctly
Participating Scouts in Africa will earn the same badge as those in the UK
Further details of the scheme can be obtained by contacting Scouts Against Malaria via their website, Facebook, email or Online Scout Manager.
A number of programme resources have been created and are available on their website.
Members of the SAM team are also able to give talks and presentations to interested Sections or Groups.