The Youth and Sports Portfolio, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Scouts and Guides Group (AKSG), hosted the AKSG Camp 2023 at the Sharjah Scout Mission on 18 February 2023 and 19 February 2023. The Annual Camp was attended by 199 AKSG members and 17 leaders from Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.

The camp is based on competitions between Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts, Senior Guides and Rovers and focuses on fulfilling the four development areas of the Youth Programme: Intellectual, Spiritual, Physical and Social Development.

The activities were based on two themes: “Be Competitive” and “Life-Saving Hacks”. New activities included neckerchief, message delivery, backwoodsman cooking, a colour party (flag hoisting ceremony), gadget making, campfire and many more proficiency badges.

AKSG extends its appreciation to the Sharjah Scouts Mission for their invaluable support and cooperation. We also extend our gratitude to the 12 Ismaili Community Volunteers for their support throughout the two days camp.

"The open air is the real objective of Scouting and the key to its success." - Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of Scouting.