Association of Scouts of Azerbaijan

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The Association of Scouts of Azerbaijan (in Azeri Azərbaycan Skaut Assosiasiyasi; in Russian Ассоциация Скаутов Азербайджана), the national Scouting organization of Azerbaijan, was founded in 1997, and became the 150th member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement on August 20, 2000. The coeducational Azərbaycan Skaut Assosiasiyasi has 1,349 members as of 2004.

As of 2004, there are 1,349 registered Scouts and leaders. Half of the registered Scouts live in the capital city of Baku. The remainder is spread through out the countryside. Scouts of Azerbaijan participated in the 1998-1999 World Scout Jamboree in Chile, as well as several regional National Jamborees, and the second Eurasian Scout Conference, held in Baku in September, 2004.

The Scout Motto is "Daima Hazir", translating as "Be Prepared" in Azeri. The Azeri noun for a single Scout is Skaut.

Scouting in Nagorno-Karabakh

  • Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh.svg Scouting might also be developed in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, but as Armenian-controlled territory within Azerbaijan, it is unknown whether Scouts there would be aligned to Hayastani Azgayin Scautakan Sharjum Kazmakerputiun or to Azərbaycan Skaut Assosiasiyasi.

Girl Guiding

Although Azerbaijan does have a Girl Guiding organization, the Association of Azerbaijan Girl Guides work towards World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts membership recognition remains unclear.

International Scouting units in Azerbaijan

In addition, there are Girl Scouts of the USA Overseas in Baku, serviced by way of USAGSO headquarters in New York.

External links and references

Members of the Eurasian Scout Region

Full members: Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Moldova | Russian Federation | Tajikistan
Potential members: Belarus | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Turkmenistan | Ukraine | Uzbekistan