Aims & Objectives

MSF Aims:
  • To promote Scouting in the Muslim Community
  • To support Muslim Scout Groups and Muslim Scout Leaders
  • To be active in promoting the cultural diversity of The Scout Association
  • To take an active part in relevant national Scout Association's committees such as the Faiths & Beliefs Team and the Minority Support Team
  • To support the work of the National Adviser for spiritual Development particulary in creating programme ideas and resources
  • To be first point of contact for issues concerning Muslims in Scouting

Achievements:
  •  48 Muslim Scout Groups created so far
  • Over 2,000 Muslim Scouts in the United |Kingdom
  • Regular Scout Leader training camps (over 20 so far) organised with more than 800 potential Muslim Leaders attending (male and female)
  • Production and approval (by Islamic Authorities) of "Muslims in Scouting" factsheet to be a guide for Muslim and non-Muslim Scouts
  • Production of a guide on "How to start a Scout Group"
  • Active participation in The Scout Associations including the faiths and beliefs team
  • Key stakeholder in supporting The Scout Association with its diversity agenda
  • Main contact for the International Union of Muslim Scouts(IUMS)
  • Supported the IUMS at the 2007 World Scout Jamboree,UK and 2011 World Scout Jamboree,Sweden

Our targets for 2018:

To have 15,000 Muslim Scouts by 2018. This would make The Scout Association representative of the wider society. (Muslims make 3% of the UK population)

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