Scouts Canada hopes Arabic programming attracts new members

51 new Scouts took the oath Sunday at Saints Peter and Paul Melkite Catholic Church

A new Scouts Canada troop in Ottawa is jumping on a trend to diversify its programming — offering it in English, French and Arabic — as the century-old organization tries to attract new recruits.

On Sunday, 11-year-old Tarek Rassi took the Scout oath alongside dozens of other young boys and girls.

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