World Scouting Welcomes the Iraq Scout Association

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by World Scouting from Malaysia
Publication date: 17th Aug 2017
Creator: World Scouting

The Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia. Its main ethnic groups are Arabs and Kurds. Others include Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians and Kawliya. The capital and largest city is Baghdad.

Scouting was introduced to the Iraqi community in 1914 and was suspended in 1999. Iraq Scout Association is the only recognised and registered Scout Association within the Republic of Iraq and is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

The executive body of Iraq Scout Association is the Iraq Scout Council, which is established by virtue of a resolution issued by the Minister of Education. It has its legal personality and is financially and administratively independent.

The Iraqi Scouts numbered more than 25,000 in 2017. Its members comprise of male and female Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Senior Scout and Rovers.

Iraqi Scouts empower the spirit of national affiliation and leadership in the Iraqi local communities through the Scout programme, which is supported by the directorate of sport and school activities under the ministry of education and in cooperation with CBOs and NGOs.

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titiama's picture

Congratulations for my brothers of Iraq.Welcome in the great family of WOSM.

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Manuel Trujillo's picture

Congratulations! Welcome to the family!

Eliza Nurbaiti1's picture

congratulation and welcome to my friends

ateeqrehman's picture

Congratulations and Welcome to rejoin our brother scouts from Iraq <3

Keep the fire burning !

RUMON HOSSAIN (21692)'s picture

Welcome to World Scout Family

Syed Atif Ali's picture

from pakistan

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