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History of Scouting in Afghanistan
Scout is a social foundation and training school which was established in 1907 in England with aims of
voluntarily serving to the needy human as the Scout training school has served without discrimination and
preferences. it was founded as a servant movement to human it has passed it’s servant period faster currently
about 216 countries and territories of the world directly support it this world with movement continues it’s
ethical, Training , scientific and humanitarian activities .
After analyzes historical Events and the Scout was Established that then most of the word countries participated
there in to day willing to serve the popular personality Mr. Robert Baden Powell is making Efforts in
developing and promoting of this world movement.
After gaining the independency of the country his majesty Amanullah Khan have traveled to some European
countries and have visited the members of this international movement. he intended after returning to the
country to Establish formally such as movement in his country and to gather the country’s young’s and
distinguished bodies to practice the initiative plans in the country but he couldn’t find opportunity to do so .
So this movement was inaugurated by Mohammad Nader Khan on 12 Oct 1931 through of the Fireman No
2252 of Premiership of that time.
In that time a number of central schools students were willingly and voluntarily participated in this movement
who were called Sher Bachahai Afghani or association of discoverers. on 2 January 1933 this Movement was
able to obtain world’s membership of this movement based on decision of world conference.
On 11 August 1933 the first social publication of the Scout Named discoverers has been published.
As in that period there was not so access to the news and other magazines in governmental offices so this
publication illustrated the mind of the association. Unfortunately the association was not able to continue it’s
publication because of lacking methodical and training guidance and because of inexistent of professional and
techniques staff so finally fell down it’s activities in the some year.
Fortunately this association was after 24 years reestablished on 29 February 1957 in period of his majesty
Mohammad Zaher Shah the King of that time based on offering of Dr. Ali Ahmad “Popal” Minister of
Education and this association was Re-Established under title of (Afghanistan Scout Society) and continued it’s
humane train services .
This social and academic youth Training academic foundation was formally through of a meeting inaugurated,
while the then king was selected as and high scout, primer minister Sardar Muhammad Daoud as an general
honorary chief of scout, Dr. Ali Ahmad “Popal” minister of Education as a head commander of the scout were
elected. Meanwhile respected Abdul Majeed“Tanowmand” have performed the charge of as a national chief
commissioner for a short time. Then Mohammad Omer “Wardak” and finaly was in charge for the second time
Mohammad Naseem up to 1978 namely to the falling down of the scout.
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For the first time in 1960 a Group of Girls was Joined to the scout , it was took place Exactly at the some Time
announcing women Movement , this movement for the second time in 1964 formally has been registered
worked scout conference in Canada and it’s constitution of association named “Afghanistan Scout Society ”
arranged by foreign advisors at first Mr. Crow gar and Miss Roaz mery from Germany and then Mr. Helariu
and Miss Helariu from Philippians have worked on the constitution of association between 1971 -1973 and they
made Efforts in guiding the members of scout association and their struggling are worthy of appreciation.
In 1348 about fifteen thousand both men and women were registered in national headquarters of scout and at
the some year 1969 scout cooperator association was established.
In 1977 about 36 thousand both of boys and Girls by the name of Zamark and Zarka- Tharunduy and
Tharnujoni- Palanduy and Palanjoni have continued their humanitarian duty by guiding professional instructors
in capital and other provinces. That it was it self expressing a developed organizations that youth and Girls were
joining with interest to this movement in the country.
In 1972 the first course was established for the boys in Kabul where there were totally 18 professional and
wood badge leaders, who didn’t save any efforts in training of Groups and Troops of youth of scout members.
In 1971 provincial departments were carried into account. in each province one of the active members of the
scout who would have been more experienced was appointed as a senior of scout.
On 9 may 1975 the first message of the president and high scout was read due to 18th
scout year of re-
Establishing of the country Scout and was appreciated by the audience of the meeting, and also the massage
was broadcasted through the Radio across the country.
May 1974 the first seminar of the provincial heads was Established in the capital of the country, on 21st
May 1974 the Provencal commissioners of Scout were met by Muhammad Dauod the president and high scout
of the Afghanistan Scout Society.
In 1974 the first National training course of the was established in Afghanistan. The seminars and professional
and technique courses were produced by the trained instructors by using international methods by supervising
and advising in Kabul and other provinces in the country which was caused strengthening and stability of Scout
So central staff members and Scouts Leaders of Afghanistan sincerely and purely struggled in growing the
scout organizations developing training and patriotism that always are proud of this association.
All leaders and scout members are performing their obligations according to the scout promise and law on three
principles as good imagination , good speech and good action who deem it in doing, they have done bravely
their task although it used to be risk for themselves and raising problems, as once up on a time a fire that took
place in one of the private apartment in Maiwand street the Scout have control the fire by bringing water in
baskets and spouting over on the fire finally it was controlled but, they got 2 gays injury and one died but they
have performed their jobs sincerely.
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But in April 1978 a revolution took place in the country which charged the political situation in whole, as the
Scout was not matched to the Revolution because it was dissolved it’s title which had graft with the people of
the country was give to the police of that time .
All material and spiritual entity to the Scout was sized and plundered it’s professional and experienced bodies
since 1978 immigrated and some of them were martyred and still some experienced and cadres of Scout are
Living in other countries or a number of them in Later decades century 20th
have reactivated small branches of
Scout in European Countries and are working as an Afghan Scout .
It is mentionable that the movement for the third time after 23 years pause and falling have been Rehabilitee in
the Country by hard work and efforts of professor Rasol “Amin” Minister of Education and by Establishing bon
conference in 2002 following the conference decisions and agreements and Mr. Abdul Raoof “Sabor” was
determined as an in National chief commissioner of the movement for a short time it continues it’s impartial
and welfare activity in the Country.