Saudi scouts take part in World Scout Jamboree

There are over 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2018
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Saudi scouts take part in World Scout Jamboree

  • The Saudi association joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1963 and hosted the Arab Jamboree in Taif in 2000

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association took part in the World Scout Jamboree Jota 61 on the Air and Joti 22 on the internet, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The association, which participated for the 14th year in a row in this global scout event, prepared for the Jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh, along with more than 700 participants from several stations in different regions and governorates of the Kingdom.
Recently, Saudi scouts participated in the 12th Arab Scout Jamboree for Environmental Activities of Arab Scout Associations in Sudan. 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 in 1963 and hosted the Arab Jamboree in Taif in 2000. There are 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim.


Thunderstorms and rains expected across Saudi Arabia starting Thursday

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Thunderstorms and rains expected across Saudi Arabia starting Thursday

  • Moderate to heavy thunderstorms and rains, accompanied by dust-lifting winds are expected over several regions in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: The Saudi Meteorology Department has forecast moderate to heavy thunderstorms and rains, accompanied by dust-lifting winds over several regions in the Kingdom from Thursday to Monday.

The report said the bad weather will begin on Thursday in the areas of Afif, Al-Dawami, and the surrounding region. The weather will start on Friday in Riyadh, Al-Kharj, and other nearby areas.

The rains will be extremely heavy on Sunday and Monday.

Moderate to heavy rains are also expected in the eastern region starting on Thursday.

The forecast is expected from next Friday on Dammam Dhahran, Jubail, Ihsaa, Khobar, and others nearby areas. It is expected to be extremely heavy on Sunday and Monday.

From Thursday to Sunday, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected on the Qassim region, including Onaiza, Buraidah, Al-Russ, Bakairiya as well as nearby governorates and centers, with heavy rains predicted for Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, the media center of the General Directorate of Civil Defense explained that its command had rescued a total of 2,157 people since last Wednesday up to Tuesday morning due to the rains that hit these areas.