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National Scout Movement of Armenia#32550De Armenia

About National Scout Movement of Armenia

THE AIM

To contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local national and international community.

To train Armenians of strong character and high moral values, devout, healthy and brave citizens willing to collaborate and serve the country.

Scouting for HASK is education for life; it aspires to create a generation useful for the country with its strong physical abilities and feeling of honesty:
Generation that will not lose courage and will confront difficulties both mental and physical.
Generation that being enthusiastic is serious and conscious to his duty.
Generation that being initiative and creative is also obedient and disciplined.
Generation that being sociable is considerate and impartial.

OBJECTIVES
To expand Scouting in Armenia
To collaborate with Scout Organizations of other countries
To collaborate with those Scout Organizations of Diaspora that have accession to the National Scout Organization of that country

PRINCIPLES
Faith in God, devotion to Armenian Apostolic Church (national minorities to their churches). Learning its history, mission, rites, rejects foreign religions and sectarians.
Duty to society, loyalty to Armenia within the world development. Mutual understanding and cooperation in local, national and international levels.
Participation in the community development respecting the dignity of fellow-countrymen and territorial integrity. Being literate, active and model citizens, be aware of the issues and history of the country.
Duty to yourself. Responsibility to physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development. To lead a purposeful life, train body and spirit. To acquire a variety of skills and have a lot of friends.
Duty to other people. Sharing the knowledge and experience with juniors, to help those who need it. To partake in voluntary and social activities, to fight against social evils (such as child vagrancy, drug addiction).

Loyalty to Scout Promise:

On my honor I promise that I will do my best:
1. To do my duty to God and the country.
2. To help other people whatever it may cost me.
3. To obey the scout law.

LAW
1. A Scout's honor is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is obedient.
3. A Scout is trustworthy and considerate.
4. A Scout is helpful.
5. A Scout is a friend to all and brother to every other Scout.
6. A Scout is courteous.
7. A Scout speaks Armenian to all people wherever he is.
8. A Scout takes care of the animals and plants.
9. A Scout is cheerful and enthusiastic.
10. A Scout is hardworking and courageous.
11. A Scout is thrifty.
12. A Scout is clean in his thought, word and deed.

SCOUT METHOD IS:
-Promise and Law. After preparatory period the new-scouts give an oath to serve the country and keep loyalty to Scout Law.
-Learning by doing. Learning comes as a result of the practical experience and not only from a theoretical explanation. An enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training is provided based on Scout Promise and Law guided by adult Leadership. During the expeditions and jamborees lectures are read on first aid, cartography, history, geography and a variety of contests are organized. Most of the discourses are run by elder scouts. As for the youngest age section the program is mostly based on the fairy tale "Mauglie."
-Scout Groups.Scout activities are realized in Scout groups (patrols and troops). A group of peers provides an ideal framework in which the individual, in association with others, can plan and implement projects, undertake responsibilities, experience relationships, take specific roles, reflect and evaluate with others, receive and provide feedback and learn from the experience. The opinion of peers is particularly influential when a young person has to make choices, particularly those, which are value based (such as drugs).
-Discipline, emblems, and uniform. Scout troop is composed of several patrols. Each patrol has its patrol-leader, and each troop has its troop-leader (Scout master) with its assistants. They are to plan, prepare and lead the troop activities, control the process of keeping Scout Promise and Law. Scouts wear uniforms during scout activities, ceremonies, parades and other solemn occasions. It shows Scout's Organization, title, degree, troop, etc. HASK has its flag, March, emblem, motto, etc. They are honored during Scout ceremonies, like all state emblems.
-Close links with nature. Jamborees, expeditions connect children with nature, train them physically and spiritually. Care for the nature becomes way of life.

THE FRAMEWORK OF ADULTS:
For adults it's an opportunity to help the young people discover the crossroads of mutual understanding (youth-adult relationship). Thanks to Scout movement adults get the relevant experience and preparedness, which becomes the mechanism of their self-development.