Saudi scouts to take part in Arab jamboree in Sudan

Always ready: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association is all set to participate in the 12th Arab Scout Jamboree in Sudan. (SPA file photo)
Updated 09 October 2018
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Saudi scouts to take part in Arab jamboree in Sudan

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association (SASA) will participate in the 12th Arab Scout Jamboree for Environmental Activities of Arab Scout Associations in Sudan.
The event has been organized by the Arab Scout Region along with Arab Scout Organization and will be hosted by Sudanese Scouts Association.
The SASA secretary-general, Dr. Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al-Fahd, said that the jamboree aims to activate the role of the scout movement in raising awareness, addressing environmental issues by developing the capacities of leaders responsible for environmental activities and exchanging experiences with other Arab scout associations. The event aims promotes sustainable development goals pertaining to the environment.
SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years, adapting along the way to keep up with changing times and making use of new technologies.
The Saudi association joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1963 and hosted the Arab Jamboree in Taif in 2000. There are over 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim. AN Jeddah


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.