Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Sayyid Saud bin Hilal al- Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat sponsored this evening the ceremony organized by the Ministry of Education to hand over His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said the Greatest Scout of the Sultanate, the Cup of Scout and Guidance Excellence for the academic year 2016/2017,in the presence of Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed bin Nasser al- Shaibaniyah, a number of ministers, honorable members of the State Council, members of Majlis A’Shura, undersecretaries, advisors , a number of officials from the Ministry of Education , honorees in the ceremony , leaders of scouts and girl guides at the ministry’s theatre in Al Wattiyah .

Mohammed bin Hamdan al-Toobi, Advisor to the Ministry of Education and Chairman of the Main Committee for the Supervision of the Scout and Guidance Excellence, congratulated the patron of the ceremony for being honored the assignment of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, to sponsor the ceremony. He also said that the great celebration of the awarding of the Greatest Scout Cup for Scout and Guidance Excellence Competition for the academic year 2016/2017 reflects the efforts of the Directorates of Education in the governorates during the past academic year. He added that the competition began at the height of its manifestations and practices, to achieve the goals and principles of the movement, and draws support from the royal interest in the Omani scouts that enable them to practice their hobbies in a developmental form that contributes to advancing the progress of this giving country.

After that the scouts and girl guides of the Governorate of Muscat performed an art show under the theme ” Qaboos, Our Greatest Scout ” through which the boys and girls expressed their love and loyalty to the greatest Scout and embodied the joy of the governorate for winning the Greatest Scout Cup, reviewing the development witnessed by Omani scouts and guides throughout the March of the Blessed Renaissance, led by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Greatest Scout of the Sultanate.

After that the patron of the ceremony crowned the Governorate of Muscat with the Greatest Scout Cup. He also awarded the other five scout commissions with trophies of excellence. They are the commissions of the Governorate of South Al Batinah, which came second, followed by the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah, the Governorate of Dhofar in the 4th place and the Governorate of Al Wusta in the 5th place.

At the end of the ceremony, Sayyid Saud bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, expressed his great thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Education for their efforts to take care of young people, embrace their talents and abilities in all fields and pay attention to the Scouting and Guidance Movement in the Sultanate. He expressed his happiness for the magnificent performance of the participating students in the ceremony of Scouting and Guidance Excellence on the Greatest Scout Cup for the academic year 2016/2017, which reflected the attention given by the ministry to national values and instilling values of belonging and giving to this

Great homeland and the loyalty to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the greatest Scout of the Sultanate, and for creating harmony between the participants in the ceremony to present love, loyalty and gratitude to the builder of the blessed Renaissance, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed al- Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, highlighted the importance of the Scouts and Guidance Excellence for the Greatest Scout Cup in instilling the values of good citizenship and tolerance among our students in schools, stressing the Ministry’s keenness to develop this competition to achieve the supreme goals and principles of the movement of scouting and guidance in the Sultanate.

Source: Oman News Agency