In the Saudi Arabian region of Al Baha, up to 100 girl participants have taken part in the first scout camp for women. The camp was established under the General Administration of Education in Al Baha region, with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Education noting positive progress on scout activities so far.
The participants are joined with scout leaders representing nine educational administrations from several governorates and regions across the Kingdom. Currently, the camp promotes national values such as volunteerism and benevolence, while also helping girls from the public educational sector develop life skills.
Dr. Ayman Al-Faridi is the Assistant Director-general of Scout Activities, and also the Deputy Minister of Education for Educational Programs. In a statement, she said that the women’s scout will move activities to other locations in Saudi Arabia.
“The activities of the camp will be moved next week to the Asir region, and then to Al-Ahsa with the aim of developing scouting activities, promoting national values, instilling volunteerism and life skills among female students of public education institutions,” she said.
Bint Al Darmahi, the Assistant Director General for Educational Affairs for Girls at Al Baha Education, inaugurated the camp on August 8 under the patronage of His Highness Prince Dr. Hussam Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al Baha region. Scouting was first established in 1961 to help equip participants with courage, self-reliance, and brotherhood. In June 2021, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Education introduced scout activities to girls’ schools.
In addition, the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Saad Aal Fehaid, issued a circular that requires all educational administrations to provide any available report on previous scouting initiatives to the Scouts Activity Administration, as well details of female officials in charge of supervising the Education Administration.
Source: Cosmo Politian