On behalf of UQU President, Dr. Bakri bin Ma'touq Assas, the Vice-president for Educational Affairs, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Rashad Sroujy has inaugurated the UQU scout camp of Community College for pilgrims service during Hajj. The camp is one of the 10 camps held by the Saudi Arabian Scout Association as part of pilgrim public service camps in the Holy Sites and Makkah. The event was attended by the Deputy head of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association, Dr. Abdullah Al-Fahd, vice-deans of student affairs, Dean of Community College, Dr. Khalid Al-Solimi, and a number of scout leaders at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Hall - Al-Azizeyah Campus.
The ceremony opened with recitation of verses of the Holy Quran, followed by a speech of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association, Dr. Abdullah Al-Fahd. He extended thanks to the UQU president, vice-presidents, deans and scouts for opening the university facilities to the scouts participating in pilgrim service this year, noting that UQU is a strategic partner in success of pilgrims public service camps with its annual participation of distinguished scout teams "Ashaer al-Jawala". Concluding his speech, Al-Fahd wished good luck to all Hajj scout camp participants.
Later, the UQU Vice-president for Educational Affairs, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Rashad Sroujy addressed the role of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association in pilgrims service every year through those scout camps, which effectively contributes to serving society and pilgrims during Hajj season. He pointed out that such activities help establish community values and sense of responsibility, commending the support and directives of UQU President, Dr. Bakri bin Ma'touq Assas, and the efforts of the Deanship of Student Affairs and its vice-deanships and all staff for reinforcing extracurricular activities. Finally, he wished good luck to all participating scouts.
It's worth mentioning that the number of UQU participants in this year camp amounts to 112 scouts. Participants are tasked with flocking pilgrims and guiding the lost. The total number of participating scouts in Mina, Arafat, and Makkah reaches over 7500 individuals from all public and non-governmental entities across KSA.
At the end of ceremony, Sroujy granted the International Scout Badge to the UQU Camp Assistant Leader and UQU Scout Advisor, Abdulrahman Mohamed Aloush Medkhali.