Boy Scouts of Bahrain
The Boy Scouts of Bahrain (جمعية كشافة البحرين) is the national Scouting organization of Bahrain. It was founded in 1953, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1970. The Boy Scouts of Bahrain has 1,855 members as of 2004.
The small Bahraini Scout organization often participates in cooperative events with neighboring Kuwait and Qatar. Scouts are involved in community service such as cleaning polluted areas and spraying insecticides, giving blood and helping to organize blood donor services, assistance at sports events and taking charge of first aid at schools.
Program and sections
- Al-Ashbal (Cub Scouts)-8 to 12
- Al-Kashaf (Boy Scouts)-12 to 17
- Al-Matakadem (Rovers)-over 17
There is also a section for handicapped Scouts.
The Scout Motto is "Kun Musta'idan" or كن مستعدين, translating as "Be Prepared" in Arabic. The noun for a single Scout is Kashaf or كشاف in Arabic.
International Scouting units in Bahrain
In addition, there are American Boy Scouts in Manama with fluctuating membership, linked to the Direct Service branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world. The troop's membership generally is drawn from Americans and occasionally foreign nationals attending Bahrain School.
|Members of the Arab Scout Region|
Full members: Algeria | Bahrain | Egypt | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Mauritania | Morocco | Oman | Palestine | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Sudan | Tunisia | United Arab Emirates | Yemen