The Singapore Scout Association (SSA), formerly known as the Boy Scouts Association, was constituted under the powers granted by the Royal Charter issued under the hand of King George V dated 4 January 1912, and the Boy Scouts Association Act having the force of law in Singapore.
Committed to the development and education of young people, SSA is one of the oldest youth movements in Singapore – celebrating its 100th anniversary in the year 2010. Scouting encourages the holistic physical, mental, spiritual and social development of youth, with a strong emphasis on duty to God, duty to country, and helping other people.
Over 50 million young people in over 170 countries and territories have discovered the Scouting way of life, its promise, law, and motto. With its fun-filled, exciting activities and programmes, Scouts can discover, learn, and put into practice essential life skills through serving others and learning by doing.
On 19 February 2022, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SSA to empower youths with the knowledge and values to champion causes for social good. SUSS and SSA will collaborate on developing and delivering a programme based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to promote youth leadership in sustainability.