About Us

Scouting was introduced to the Maldives nearly five decades ago. Initially for several years it didn’t function as a structured activity and very little is known about the history of Scouting of that period. However, according to the National Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research, Scouting began in the Maldives in 1956. Along with the introduction of English medium education in Male’, various co-curricular activities also had its beginning.

In May 1961 the Scout Group which is still known as First Male’ Scout Group came into being in Majeediyya School. The Group began with Cub Scouting and later in the same year the Junior Scout Section came into being. Scouting in Maldives received some international recognition when the Scout Group of Majeediyya School was registered as the First Male’ Scout Group at the Imperial Scout Headquarters, London, in 1963 by Mr.C.Dymoke Green, Commonwealth Scout Commissioner. At this period the Chief Commissioner of Maldives was the late Honourable Mr. Ahmed Zaki.

The Association was first registered in 20th January 1984 as the "Maldives Boy Scout Association". Later on the Association was renamed as "The Scout Association of Maldives" in 14th January 1994. The association was officially recognized as a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) on 23rd July 1990.  

President Ibrahim Nasir inspecting a gathering of scouts from Majeediyya School on 26th July 1969