Fédération Nationale du Scoutisme Marocain
The Fédération Nationale du Scoutisme Marocain (منظمة الكشاف المغربي) is the national federation of several Scouting organizations of Morocco. It was founded in 1933, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1961. The coeducational Fédération Nationale du Scoutisme Marocain has 12,304 members as of 2004.
Although Morocco does have a Guiding organization, work towards World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts membership recognition remains unclear.
In 1978, Mahmoud el-Alamy was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.
In 1994, the international seminar "Scouting: Youth without Borders" was held in Morocco.
Since April 1997, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid has been the president of the National Federation of Moroccan Scouting.
Each of the associations in the federation has a program which includes many community service activities and development projects.
The Scouts help to run a camp in the mountains for disadvantaged children.
The members of the federation are
- the Organisation du Scout Marocain
- the Scoutisme Hassania Marocain
- the Organisation Marocaine des Scouts et des Guides.
Program and sections
- Louveteaux (Cub Scouts) - ages 7 to 11
- Eclaireurs (Scouts) - ages 12 to 17
- Routiers (Rover Scouts) - ages 17 to 25
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.
Non-aligned Scout organizations
Morocco has a large non-aligned Scout movement; known are the following ten organizations:
- Association Scouts Arabe Sociale
- Association Scouts du Maroc
- Mouvement du Scoutisme marocain
- Organisation du Scout Populaire
- Organisation du Scoutisme marocain musulman
- Organisation Scout Atlas
- Organisation Scout National
- Organisation Scoutisme Mohamedia Marocaine
- Organisation Scouts sans frontières
- Scoutisme Unifié au Maroc
|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