The Armenian Scouting has a long life of 100 years and it’s been a century to be considered a huge family member of Scouting.
In April 22, 2012, undertaken by HASK, a conference was held in Yerevan, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Scouting. Both legislative and administrative power representatives, public and youth figures, Armenian Scout Organization members were present.
The chairman of HASK Hrach Shmavonyan, the president of the central department of the World Scout Movement of Eurasia Scout Region Bagrat Yesayan, the member of the central department of the Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts Mihran Shimshiryan, the temporary director of the representative office of AGBU (Armenian General Benevolent Union) in Armenia Hovik Yordekyan, and the director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Haik Demoyan had their greeting speeches about the history of the Armenian Scouting, its activities, and it’s role in society.
The movement, founded in 1907 in Britain, spread in the Armenian reality rapidly. Firstly, the movement establish in the schools of the Indian community, then in the Armenian blocks of Costantinople, and, at last, in the first Independent Republic of Armenia.
In 1912, the “Marmnamarz” magazine, published in Polis, wrote about the first Armenian scout groups. It followed by the first march of scouts and the announcement of the existence of Armenian Scouting.
The communist ideology would not stand this kind of patriotism. In 1923 the movement worked only in Diaspora. Without being independent states, Armenia and Russia were the first members of that family, which includes 165 countries.
The movement was re-founded in Armenia in 1989. During all these years the movement taught and trained worthy citizens and still continues that honorable deed by taking a new step for the coming century.
By report of Armenian NSO - HASK