Century-old Palestinian Scout movement makes comeback — by Ahmad Melhem on Al Monitor com


Scouts perform during a visit by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai to the West Bank town of Bethlehem May 27, 2014. Rai joined Pope Francis on his tour of the Holy Land this week, drawing criticism in Lebanon which remains in a formal state of war with its southern neighbor Israel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) - RTR3R47Z

Palestinian Scouts perform during a visit b Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, May 27, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Scout movement in Palestine has made a strong comeback in the Arab and international arenas, with the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA) joining the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). A Palestinian Scout team of eight members participated in the first Palestinian-Polish Scout Camp in Poland on July 10, which was part of a cooperation and twinning agreement signed by the PSA and the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association. Moreover, another Palestinian Scout delegation took part in the Arab Scouts meeting in Morocco, which kicked off July 13.

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