The Arab Scout Region is a branch of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Its governing body is the Arab Scout Conference, which takes place every three years to develop the general policy of the region through resolutions. It also elects members of the Arab Scout Committee and approves a constitution to govern its activities.
Arab Scout Region Triennial Plan
Every three years, the region develops a regional strategy that addresses any recent gains to Scouting as well as challenges to systems, structures, processes, and infrastructure at the national and regional levels.
Known as a triennial plan, it takes into account key priority areas from world and regional conference discussions, and builds on the outcomes of regional field visits by top Scouting leadership. The plan, which is adopted at the Arab Scout Conference, also takes into account six priority areas: youth engagement, educational methods, diversity and inclusion, social impact, communications and external relations, and governance.
Arab Scout Conference and Youth Forum
The Arab Scout Conference is held every three years to develop the region's general policy through resolutions. During the event, members of the Arab Scout Committee are elected. Each member organization can send up to six delegates and a number of observers to the conference.
The Arab Scout Youth Forum takes place during the conference and provides a learning platform to increase youth participation in decision-making processes.
The Arab Scout Committee is the executive body of the Arab Scout Region. It is made up of seven people who are elected for a six-year term. To ensure continuity, three of the elected members retire at each Arab Scout Conference and are replaced by three new members.
Committee members must be from different countries.
The Arab Scout Youth Forum elects six Youth Advisors to the Arab Scout Committee, for a three-year term. Youth Advisors take part in the meetings of the Arab Scout Committee and help in the preparation of the next Arab Scout Youth Forum. They must be aged 18-26 at the time of election and all represent different countries.
World Scout Bureau Arab Support Centre
The World Scout Bureau Arab Support Centre is a branch of the World Scout Bureau, the permanent secretariat of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Headed by a regional director, its philosophy is based on “One World, One Scout Movement” and has many constitutionally-defined functions.