Regional and Council Committees
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Religious Advisor, Secretary/Treasurer, Scouting Coordinators, Regional / Local Scouts Representative, District, Council, Regional Executives as Ex-Officio, Member at large and sub committee Chair as needed, as follows:
- The regional / Council Islamic Committee Chairperson should be a person of outstanding leadership and administrative ability, a person of stature, highly regarded in the mosque and community.
- The chairman and all other elected officers needed for the direction of the program of the regional committee are to be elected by the members of the committee.
- Regional / Council Committee Chairman should be acceptable to the Muslim organization in the area as well as the national Islamic Committee on Scouting and meet the same requirements as above.
- The term of office for all elected personnel shall be for 2 years. They may be reelected for one term.
- The Scouting coordinator from each regional and council Muslim organization and/or mosque, using the program of Scouting, shall serve as a member of the council board of directors.
- Members of the committee should not be unit leaders.
Responsibilities of Subcommittees
- Scouter Development
- Provide for laity of Muslim faith to receive training in the Scouter development program.
- Conduct Scouter development training for all people who serve as religious emblems counselors.
- Promote and assist in conducting Scouting orientation courses at local seminaries (when requested)
- Scouter Development
- Working with and through the local council relationships and district membership committees make every effort to promote, extend, and strengthen Scouting under Muslim auspices, including the formation of general and special interest Explorer posts.
- Assist local councils in seeing that all Muslim-operated units re-register on time.
- Give special attention to the need for sponsoring intercity units.
- Religious Emblems
- Promote the spiritual phase of Scouting.
- Provide for a religious emblems program with qualified adults counselors.
- Request units to appoint one or more religious emblems counselors to their unit committees.
- Provide for a board of review to examine all candidates on completion of their religious emblems requirements.
- Provide for an annual presentation of the religious awards.
- Develop ways and means of communicating with Scouts of Islamic faith in other Islamic units to give them necessary guidance and encouragement to quality for the Muslim religious emblem appropriate to their status.
- Give leadership to a program of providing guidance and assistance to boys in other Islamic units who are not Muslim, urging them to participate in the religious emblems program of their own faith.
- Religious Activities
- Promote the religious aspects of Scouting through the various activities sponsored by the committee.
- Encourage each Scouting unit to plan for and carry out, at least twice yearly, a Good Turn services project for the mosque or centers.
- Conduct a yearly retreat for all Scouts and Venture.
- Encourage all Scouts and Venture of Muslim faith in other sponsored units to attend.
- Conduct an annual 1-day conference for all Muslim Scouters at Scout Camp.
- Provide for the services of an Imam and public prayers at Scout Camps, campers, and other activities as required.
- Provide for program of Scout Friday prayers, pilgrimages, and investiture ceremonies for Muslim operated scouting units.
- Encourage Muslim youth in each Scouting unit to be regular by observing five-time prayers, whether they are at home or camp.
- Encourage Muslim youth in the Scouting program to attend Islamic Centers’ meetings.
- Keep Scouters of Islamic faith informed of scouting activities and other information of interest to them and their units.
- Promote the program and activities of the Islamic committee by means of a newsletter, local news media, letters and notices to Scouters, local council news sheet, and personal contacts and phone calls.
- Through news media and other communications areas, create a better understanding of the aims ideals of Scouting by both clergy and laity.