- Algerian Muslim Scouts
Algerian Muslim Scouts ( _fr. Scouts Musulmans Algériens ("SMA"), _ar. الكشافة الاسلامية الجزائرية) is the national
Scoutingassociation in Algeria. Scouting in Algeria began formatively around 1911, but Scouting was officially founded in French Algeria in 1935, introduced by French Scouts, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movementin 1963. SMA has 11,120 members as of 2008.cite web |title=Triennial Report 2005-2008 |url=http://scout.org/en/content/download/11615/94838/file/Triennial_Report_EN.pdf |publisher=World Organization of the Scout Movement |accessdate=2008-07-13] Members are actively involved in national construction and community development projects. They have constructed schools, improved roads, planted trees and conducted literacy campaigns.
Scout Mottois "Kun Musta'idan" or كن مستعداً, "Be Prepared" in Arabic, and "Sois Prêt" in French. The noun for a single Scout is "Kashaf" or "el-Kechaf" or كشاف in Arabic.
The Scout emblem incorporates elements and color scheme of the
flag of Algeria.
Although Algeria does have a Guiding organization, work towards
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scoutsmembership recognition remains unclear.
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