Association des Scouts et Guides de Mauritanie

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Association des Scouts et Guides de Mauritanie
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Scout and Guide Association of Mauritania
Country Mauritania
Founded 1936
Membership 4,200
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Organization of the Scout Movement
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The Association des Scouts et Guides de Mauritanie (Arabic: جمعية الكشافة والمرشدات الموريتانية‎), the national Scouting organization of Mauritania, was founded in 1936,[1] became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1983, and is also an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The coeducational Association des Scouts et Guides de Mauritanie has about 4,200 members (3,790 Scouts[2] and 456 Guides) as of 2008.

Because of the differences between Maghrebians and black Africans there were in fact two distinct associations.[citation needed] Mauritania having only one official religion, these two movements were amalgamated in 2001 and the black African leaders were removed.[who?]

The program stresses the physical, intellectual, moral and civic formation of youth ages 7 to 30 under Islamic principles.

There is an emphasis on bringing Scouting to boys in rural areas. Scouts are involved in tree planting projects to help stop the desert from spreading.

Program and sections[edit]

  • Louveteaux/Cubs-ages 6 to 12
  • Eclaireurs/Scouts-ages 13 to 17
  • Routiers/Rovers-ages 18 to 30

The Scout Motto is Kun Musta'iddan or كن مستعداً, Be Prepared in Arabic and Sois Prêt, Be Prepared in French. The noun for a single Scout is Kashaf or كشاف in Arabic.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://fr.scoutwiki.org/Association_des_scouts_et_guides_de_Mauritanie Association of Scouts and Guides Mauritania - Scoutopedia
  2. ^ "Triennial Report 2005-2008". World Organization of the Scout Movement. Retrieved 2008-07-13.