The 28th Arab Scout Conference was held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, from 6 to 9 November 2016 with the participation of more than 350 Chiefs and Guide leaders representing 19 National Scout Organizations from the Arab Region and other National, Regional and International Scout Organizations.
Among the guests, ISGF was represented by Wahid LABIDI, vice-president of the ISGF World Committee and the Arab Union of Scouts and Guides Pioneers by Mohamed JARRAYA, Youssef DANDAN and Essia FATHALLAH.
The theme of the Conference was "the contribution of Scouting to the promotion of the environment and the protection of nature".
The Conference approved the strategy for the development of Scouting in the Arab Region for 2017-2020.
The Conference finally voted on many resolutions and recommendations, among which was a request to NSOs to pay more attention to their pioneering Scouts and Guides, with a view to their establishment in National Pioneer Committees and their adherence to the Arab Union and ISGF.
The 29th Regional Scout Conference will be held in 2019 in Egypt.