The College of Social Sciences at Umm Al-Qura University launched the scouts club in cooperation with the Deanship of Student Affairs in the presence of his Excellency the Dean of the College, Dr. Adnan bin Nuri Al-Harbi, the Vice Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Talal Muthanna, his Excellency the Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Activities and Student Training, Dr. Omar Sunbul, the college vice deans, and the department heads, in the college meeting hall at Al-Abdiyyah campus.
The launch began with a recitation of the Qur'an. Then, a theater performance about scout clubs was performed to provide information about the role of student clubs and how they develop and endorse students' skills. Afterwards, all the attendants watched a documentary film about the college's progress and development.
The Dean of the College, Dr. Adnan Al-Harbi, delivered a speech in which he praised the support and care of his Excellency the President of the University, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, for the activities and the programs of the college, which help greatly in serving students and creating a generation capable of meeting the needs of the labor market through the programs the college offers in social, human and media aspects, in addition to English language and geography. Then, he commended the care and keenness of the Deanship of Student Affairs in launching the scouts club of the College of Social Sciences.
Dr. Al-Harbi said that student clubs develop students' skills as showing their personality, social brought-up, moral virtues, and the art of dealing with others, especially scout students have to deal with different and various environments. All of them have multiple characteristics. He hoped that the scouts of the College of Social Sciences would introduce many programs, asserting his support and encouragement for all the activities and programs of the club.
For his part, the Vice Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Talal Muthanna, delivered a speech in which he pointed out that the activities of the scout club are designed to complement the academic aspects of the university. He indicated that the students of scout clubs differ from others as they engage in several activities, in addition to practicing social, scout, sports, and media work. He added that scout activity is considered to be an international activity.
His Excellency Dr. Samir Tawwakul, the faculty member at the Department of Mass Communication and the scout leader, talked about his experience in scouts. He mentioned the extent of its effect on his current life and asserted that joining the scout is a chance for students to form their character.