Youth Empowerment through Scouting, Service, and Spouts

“Our Beaver Scouts usually join around age 4 or 6. These are the youngest Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts.” I listened as the group’s interpreter translated for the Educational Supervisor, Abdullah Alghamdi.

“Are there beavers in Saudi Arabia?” I asked incredulously.

“No, no.” They laughed. “The word is براعم (baraa’em) … it means little buds, from a small tree.”