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Scouting in Afghanistan was officially founded in 1931, revived again in 1956 and then in 1978, banned by the Communist government. Afghanistan was a WOSM member from 1932 to 1947 and again from 1964 to 1978.

It is unknown if there is any revival movement in Afghanistan at present.

Program Sections:

 Cubs- ages 6 to 11

 Scouts- ages 12 to 15

 Seniors- ages 16 to 18

 Rovers- ages 18 and older

Scout Motto: Be prepared

Scout Oath:

On my honour I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times and to obey the Scout Law.

Scout Law:

A Scout's honour is to be trusted

A Scout is loyal

A Scout's duty is to be useful and to help others

A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout

A Scout is courteous

A Scout is a friend to animals

A Scout obeys orders of his parents, patrol leaders or Scoutmaster without question

A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties

A Scout is thrifty

A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed


If any readers have any information regarding Scouting in Afghanistan, please e-mail me with the information at:

Last updated on August 25, 1999