Les Scouts Tunisiens

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Les Scouts Tunisiens (in الكشافة التونسية; Tunisian Scouts) is the national Scouting organization of Tunisia. It was founded in 1934, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1957 and is also a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The coeducational Scouts Tunisiens has about 28,000 members (19,236 Scouts and 8,582 Guides) as of 2004. The Girl Guides are an integral but independent section of Les Scouts Tunisiens.

The French brought Scouting to the country for children of French military and other citizens prior to 1933.

In 1976, Mr. Abdallah Zouaghi 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.

The last World Scout Conference was held in 2005 in Hammamet.

Les Scouts Tunisiens is known for its citizenship training through community service. Tunisian Scouting is an independent youth movement, under the guardianship of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. It receives moral support as well as financial support and equipment. They also are able to use public youth centers for their activities.

Service activities include planting trees, construction of schools and hospitals, providing recreation for children in orphanages, literacy campaigns and disaster relief.

Program and sections

  • Louveteaux/Cub Scouts-ages 7 to 12
  • Eclaireurs/Scouts-ages 12 to 16
  • Raiders-ages 16 to 18
  • Routiers/Rovers-ages 18 and older

The Scout Motto is Kun Musta'idan or كن مستعدين, translating as "Be Prepared" in Arabic and Sois Prêt, translating as "Be Prepared" in French. The noun for a single Scout is Kashaf or كشاف in Arabic.

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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

Members of the Arab Region of WAGGGS

Full members: Bahrain | Egypt | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Oman | Qatar | Sudan | Tunisia | United Arab Emirates | Yemen
Associate members: Mauritania
Countries working towards WAGGGS: Iraq | Palestine