Sudan Scouts Association

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Sudan Scouts Association
Sudan Scouts Association.svg
جمعية الكشافة السودانية
Country Sudan
Founded 1935
Membership 14,868
Affiliation World Organization of the Scout Movement
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The Sudan Scouts Association (Arabic: جمعية الكشافة السودانيةGamiat el-Kashâfah es-Sudanya) is the national Scouting organization of Sudan. It was officially founded in 1935, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1956. The boys only Sudan Boy Scouts Association has 14,868 members as of 2011.[1]

Scouting in Sudan was begun in 1916 in Atbarah by Harry Jackson. Scouting followed in Khartoum in 1919 and Girl Guides in 1928. Scouting developed slowly in the years 1916 through 1935.

Sudanese Scouts are active in serving the community in leprosy projects, aids prevention, family planning, health awareness and many other projects in cooperation with other organizations such as the United Nations.

The outdoor life is one of the fundamental activities in Sudan. The country has many forests and jungles suitable for outdoor camping and hiking activities.

Program and sections[edit]

  • Cub Scouts-to 11 years
  • Boy Scouts-12 to 16 years
  • Rover Scouts-17 to 21 years

Sudan has Air Scout groups and Sea Scouts groups as well. The group is subdivided into small units or troops according to their ages.

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.

South Sudan[edit]

South Sudan became an independent country on July 9, 2011, at which time the organizations will likely split.[2]


  1. ^ "Triennal review: Census as at 1 December 2010" (PDF). World Organization of the Scout Movement. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Sudan deal to end Abyei clashes". BBC News. 14 January 2011. 

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