GCC summer scout camp in Oman concludes
08 Aug 2017 - 3:46
The summer scout camp organised under the theme “Scout and Youth Participation” saw the participation of 370 scouts from Qatar, Oman and other GCC countries.
The Qatar delegation, included 10 students and a number of supervisors, participated under the supervision of the Qatar Scouts and Guides Association of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
The scout camp, included several scientific, cultural, scout, technical, sports and social activities, along with activities enhancing the culture of voluntary work, training sessions and creative youth nights.
The closing ceremony was held under the patronage of Dr Hammoud bin Khalfan Al Harthi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in the presence of Laila bint Ahmed Al Najar. Director General of the Scout and Guides Girls and a number of officials from the Ministry of Education.
The activities and training programs of this GCC scout camp had provide a platform for the participants to share experiences, build relations, introduce them to new scouting experiences, and raise their awareness about environment and the need for its protection, said Mohammed bin Abdullah al Hannae, Director of Scout Department at the Ministry of Education, in his closing speech.
The scout camp is a chance to invest in the youth’s energy and change it into product power contributing to self development and the society, he added.
The youth need to be trained and their skills to be enhanced by making them acquire life skills, experiences and build relations, he said.
The under secretary of the ministry distributed certificates and memorial shields to the participants. The scout camp was also accompanied with an exhibition aimed to reflect all activities of the camp and reprograms implemented during the week. The camp took place in Jabal Ashore in Dhofar province of Oman.