Emirates Scout Association

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The Emirates Scout Association (جمعية كشافة الامارات) is the national Scouting organization of the United Arab Emirates. Scouting was founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1972 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1977. It has 5,747 members (as of 1991).

The national Scout camp is at Sharjah. Scouts participate in regional and world Scouting activities, and are active with other Persian Gulf states training in Wood Badge.

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 the United Arab Emirates

In addition, there are American Boy Scouts in Dubai, linked to the Direct Service branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world, as well as British Scouts.

See also


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
Potential members: Iran | Iraq | Syria