In an unprecedented move transgender community is included in Scout Association. A Batch of 40 transgender youth took oath in Karachi in a ceremony jointly organization by Blue Veins, STWN, GIA and PHRO which took place at Regent Plaza.

The Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) is the national Scouting organization of Pakistan. Scouting was founded in Pakistan as part of the British Indian branch of The Scout Association. The PBSA was officially founded in 1947, immediately after independence from the British and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in April 1948. The Scouting movement in Pakistan is governed by the Ordinance No. XLIII of 1959 (known as Pakistan Boy Scouts Association Ordinance, 1959).

Young Transgender scouts wore scout scarfs, took oath and learned about scouting rules and scout clap. Atif Amin Hussain Commissioner IPC Sindh Boys Scouts said that “Pakistan Boy Scouts Association is a voluntary, non-political, non-governmental and educational movement for young people, open to all, without distinction of origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the Founder of the Movement.”

Abdul Hai Khan Commissioner Youth program Sindh Boys Scout said, “We've taken the opportunity to evaluate and update our approach. I hope we will get support in embracing the opportunity to bring scouting to more families and children who can benefit from what our organization has to offer.”

He further said, "This is an area that we will continue to thoughtfully evaluate to bring the benefits of scouting to the greatest number of youth possible all while remaining true to our core beliefs."

Qamar Naseem Program Coordinator Blue Veins and transgender rights activist who played a key role to make this a reality in Pakistan said, ”This is another historic day for the transgender community in Pakistan. Another major step towards recognition of transgender community has been taken.”

Inclusion of transgender persons in the scout community has its own significance it will contribute in education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society”

Ihsan Khosa Chairman Petarian Human Rights Organization and transgender Rights Activist on this occasion said, ”This is a defining moment for the transgender community as they become part of the self-reliant, co-educational youth organization extending to all sectors of the society providing value based, challenging and attractive youth program through efficient leaders and effective organizational management, enjoying government and public support, making a significant contribution to the society and the country.”

Bindya Rana President of Gender Interactive Alliance GIA an organization working for transgender issues in Sindh thanked Blue Veins and PHRO for making this possible. She said “Scouting can play a very vital role in forming the character of our youth, promoting their physical, mental and spiritual development and making them well disciplined, useful and good citizens.”

Farzana Jan president of TransAction Alliance said that transgender community in Pakistan is extremely happy on this move, “We feel that we are recognized as equal citizens of Pakistan and we are glad to see that the level of our acceptance is increasing. The inclusion of transgender community as scouts is true to the mission and core values outlined in the Scout Oath and Law. The values of Scouting — trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent.”