A coat of arms
is the name given to an heraldic device. Many coats of arms go back
in some families for a number of generations.
Kings and princes
were the first to have heraldic coats of arms.
1. The supporters
on either side of the coat of arms are the Ugandan Kob representing
the wildlife of Uganda and the Crested Crane, the emblem for Uganda.
2. The drum represents
Uganda's culture. It was once the belief that drums could scare away
evil spirits. A drum chain can be used to transmit messages over a
distance of 100 miles in less than one hour.3. The spears and shield
are representative of Uganda's traditional form of weapons and symbolise
the nation's defence and security.
4. The blue stripes
at the top of the shield symbolise the waters of all the great lakes
and rivers in Uganda. The blue stripes entering the bottom of the
shield represent the source of the Nile river.
5. The green stands
for the abundance of green vegetation in Uganda and the coffee and
cotton plants shown on the background represent Uganda's main export
6. The black colour
of the shield stands for the African inheritance of the people of
Uganda and the yellow sun for the abundance of sunshine in the country.
1. Find out about
your district, borough council or city coat of arms and what it stands
for. Are your Scout District or County area badges linked in some
2. Make a Six
or Pack coat of arms. Hang them in your Pack HQ. This should reflect
your name, interests, and so on.
3. Discover the
coat of arms of each of countries bordering Uganda. Do they have any