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The Scout Association of Maldives Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scout_Association_of_Maldives

The Scout Association of Maldives
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Divehiސްކައުޓް އެސޯސިއޭޝަން އޮފް މޯލްޑިވްސް[1]
CountryMaldives
Founded1963
Membership5,538
Chief ScoutThe President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
President of the AssociationMohamed Nazeef
Chief CommissionerAhmed Haneef
AffiliationWorld Organization of the Scout Movement
Website
https://scout.mv
 Scouting portal

Scouting was introduced to the Maldives in 1956, according to the National Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research. Initially, this Scouting wasn't carried out as a structured organization and very little is known about the history of Scouting of that period. Along with the introduction of English medium education in Male’, various co-curricular activities also had its beginning.

In May 1961 the First Male’ Scout Group was formed in Majeediyya School. The Group began with Cub Scouting and later in the same year the junior Scout section began. In 1963, the Scout Group was registered at The Boy Scouts Association Imperial Headquarters by its Commonwealth commissioner, Charles Dymoke Green Jr. In this period, the chief commissioner of Maldives was the late Mr. Ahmed Zaki.

On 20 January 1984, the association was registered[by whom?] as the "Maldives Boy Scout Association". It became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) on 23 July 1990. It changed its name to "The Scout Association of Maldives" on 14 January 1994.

Leadership[edit]

The president of the Republic of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, is the current Chief Scout of Maldives.[2] The association's National Scout Council has twelve members, including its president elected by the National Scout Assembly[further explanation needed] to govern the association on behalf of the assembly. No more information on the membership and election of the National Scout Assembly is available. An executive committee, led by the Chief Commissioner is appointed by the council to manage day-to-day affairs of the association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ދަ ސްކައުޓް އެސޯސިއޭޝަން އޮފް މޯލްޑިވްސްގެ ޗީފް ކޮމިޝަނަރގެ މަޤާމަށް ކުރިމަތިލުމަށް ހުޅުވާލުން
  2. ^ "President meets members of National Scout Council". The President's Office. Retrieved 2022-03-22.