KUWAIT, Jan 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Education and Higher Education Hamid Al-Azmi said Saturday Kuwait's scout movement needs to be propped up by all necessary means in order to safeguard its achievements in Arab and international domains.
Speaking to reporters while attending the opening ceremony of the 71st National Scout Camp, Al-Azmi boasted that Kuwaiti scout movement dates back 71 years, saying that his ministry spares no effort to back the country's national scout movement.
He added that he was so happy to see sisterly and friendly countries partaking in the annual event, citing this as an unequivocal paradigm of the ministry's relentless interest in the scout movement.
The ministry of education is keen on taking much care of scouts, and answering all their needs, given that scouting, no buts, inculcates in students self-dependence and personality improvement, the minister noted.
On his part, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Educational Development and Activities Faisal Al-Meqseed said the camp attracted 1,500 scouts and leaders from different educational directorates, in addition to scouts from Gulf, Arab and friendly countries.
He emphasized that scouting is of paramount significance to encouraging young people to capitalize on, and develop, their capabilities and skills in a constructive fashion. (end)