4500 Saudi Scouts to guide pilgrims around the holy sites

More than 4,500 Saudi scouts and guides will be deployed Sunday in the public service camps for pilgrims organized by the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association in Mecca. (Supplied)

More than 4,500 Saudi scouts and guides will be deployed Sunday in the public service camps for pilgrims organized by the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association in Mecca and the Holy sites, in order to assist pilgrims who might loose their way around accessing the holy sites in Mecca during the Hajj performance.

The Saudi scouts and guides will be conducting a survey in Mina and Arafat, the holy sites in Mecca, in order to collect field information on the hajj camps and identify with the major landmarks, which will be toured by millions of pilgrims coming from around the world during this year Hajj season.

This operation is in cooperation with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

hajj saudi scout 2 (Supplied)

hajj saudi scout 2 (Supplied)

 

According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, the commander of the camps, Dr. Saleh bin Raja al-Harbi, reported that the survey is executed in three phases, where the first phase involves preparation and processing of the plan, including the surveying of the holy sites by the Saudi scouts and guides in the morning and evening in both Mina and Arafat, processing files of units and specialists, reviewing maps and slides for the involved fields and adjusting them according to new coordinates.

Al-Harbi pointed out that the second phase of the survey, includes the participation of scout members in the public service camps of pilgrims, in Mina and Arafat, documenting the information in the survey booklet on two shifts, morning and evening, and then evaluate these data and match them with the data of governmental institutions and other Tawaf organizations.

While the third phase involves the issuance of the guide, general maps and slides after verification and review.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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