Who we are

The Scout Association of Maldives is a registered NGO at the Ministry of Home Affairs, with its direction and control vested in the National Scout Council.

The Association was initially registered as Maldives Boy Scout Association (MBSA) in 1984. It was renamed as The Scout Association of Maldives in 1992, giving equal opportunity for both Male and Female. The Association was the outcome of the movement that started at Majeedhiya School during 1950s and on 30th May 1956, the movement got registered at the Government ..

The Scout Association of Maldives is a member of the World Organisation of Scout Movement (WOSM), since 23 July 1990.


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The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

This is achieved by:

  • involving them throughout their formative years in a non-formal educational process,
  • using a specific method that makes each individual the principal agent in his or her development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person, and
  • assisting them to establish a value system based upon spiritual, social and personal principles as expressed in the Promise and Law.


By 2025, the Scout Association of Maldives with good governance will be a leading Youth Organisation with 15,000 members, in the country that is self-reliant, Community centered learning organisation providing an attractive, challenging, and progressive Educational Programme, extending equal opportunities to all.


Strategic Priorities

Governance in Scouting

The aim of this priority is to ensure good governance in the Scout Association of Maldives ensuring accountability, transparency and efficiency in its management.

The policies, procedures, systems and structure are customer oriented, providing equal opportunities to all including the development of Scouting in atolls.

Youth Programme

To provide relevant, attractive and challenging Youth Programme in a non-formal learning environment that contributes to the development of young people, strengthening quality and capacity to face challenges of tomorrow, while ensuring membership growth and engaging young people in decision-making at all levels.

Adults in scouting

The aim of this strategic priority is to ensure that sufficient, competent Adult Leaders are available to implement better programmes to young people, and managing the Scout Association more effectively and efficiently.


The aim of this strategic priority is to develop and manage resources moving towards self-reliance and ability for implementing the National Strategic plan.


The aim of this strategic priority is to build and enhance the image of Scouting creating positive impact in the community.