Association des Scouts de Djibouti
|Association des Scouts de Djibouti|
Badge for Scouts de France units in Djibouti, about 1977
|Founded||May 23, 1985|
Djibouti is one of 29 countries where Scouting exists but where there is no National Scout Organization which is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement at the present time, and no organization was ever recognized by WOSM during the nation's periods of Scouting history.
Scouting in Djibouti was first served by overseas units of the Scouts de France, a French Scouting organization, even after the independence of the country, for French expatriates stationed in Djibouti in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The meeting hall was the ambassador's house, which was guarded by the French military.
The Association des Scouts de Djibouti was founded on May 23, 1985. Two postage stamps and a First day cover were issued on that occasion. After a period of growth, Scouting nearly disappeared in Djibouti. Activities were restarted with Leadership Training courses in 2008.
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.
International Scouting units
The French Association des Guides et Scouts d'Europe (affiliated to the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe) maintains a Scout unit in Djibouti.
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- "Le Scoutisme va renaître de ses cendres" (in French). Radiodiffusion Télévision Djibouti. 2008-07-05. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- "Le scoutisme en outre-mer et à l'étranger" (in French). Association des Guides et Scouts d'Europe. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
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