The National Organisation for Scouts and Guides
The National Organization for Scouts and Guides (الهيئة القومية للكشافة والمرشدات) is the national Scouting and Guiding organization of Oman. It was founded in 1948, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1977 and of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1996. The coeducational National Organization for Scouts and Guides has about 19,000 members (9,066 Scouts and 9,965 Guides) as of 2004.
Traditional Scouting program is adapted to meet national needs. Service projects include filling in swamps in villages and insect control, planting trees and fighting fires. Scouts also help in guiding pilgrims in Mecca.
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 Scout units in Oman
- In addition, there are British Boy Scouts in Oman, linked to The Scout Association.
- There are also various Rainbow, Brownie and Guide packs as well as a recently opened senior section.
|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
|Members of the Arab Region of WAGGGS|
Full members: Bahrain | Egypt | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Oman | Qatar | Sudan | Tunisia | United Arab Emirates | Yemen