The activities of the tenth conference of the Arab Union of Pioneer Scouts and Guides Sunday started with the participation of delegations representing scout associations in 16 Arab countries. Entitled “Scout and Humanitarian Action”, the conference aims to share experiences and scouting expertise among Arab delegations, strengthen relations between Arab pioneers, promote human and voluntary values and meanings of the scout movement and promote ways to develop the Arab scout movement. The President of the Jordanian Association for Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, Princess Basma bint Talal, talked about the role of scouting in developing the values of “humanity, with what it represents of lofty morals and principles that call for love, friendship and solidarity between people.” Princess Basma addressed the audience on how scouting promotes respect for others’ opinions and motivates charitable and voluntary work irrespective of gender, belief, colour or race. The Secretary-General of the Association, Mazen Hmoud, said the participation of Arab scout associations in the conference reflects keenness to enhance and develop the Arab scout and guide work, strengthen its role in public life and promote social responsibility.
Source: Jordan News Agency