Emirates Scout Association

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Emirates Scout Association
Emirates Scout Association 2009.png
جمعية كشافة الامارات
Country United Arab Emirates
Founded 1972
Membership 5,522
Affiliation World Organization of the Scout Movement
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The Emirates Scout Association (Arabic: جمعية كشافة الامارات‎) is the national Scouting organization of the United Arab Emirates. Scouting was founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1972 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1977. It has 5,522 members (as of 2011).[1]

Scouting was previously founded in several of the individual emirates prior to unification. Scouting was extant in Sharjah by 1957, and in Umm al-Qiwain prior to 1971.

The national Scout camp is at Sharjah. Scouts participate in regional and world Scouting activities, and are active with other Persian Gulf states training in Wood Badge.

The Scout Motto is Kun Musta'idan or كن مستعداً, translating as Be Prepared in Arabic. The noun for a single Scout is Kashaf or كشاف in Arabic.

The 1990s-2009 emblem incorporated both the coat of arms and the flag of the United Arab Emirates

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  1. ^ "Triennal review: Census as at 1 December 2010" (PDF). World Organization of the Scout Movement. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 2011-01-13.