AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS: THREE-DAY CAMPING AND VISITS

From May 1-3, 2015, the AGBU Yerevan Scouts organized their annual three-day camp as always resulting in a stimulating and interesting program. Following a quick prep session the scouts left for camp at the Lermontovo village in Lori. After putting up the tents and raising the mast everyone hurried to take the compass exam, which is of utmost importance for each scout. In the darkness of the Lermontovo evening the scouts organized a game in the forest, to help hone their alertness skills in the dark. The first day of camp was especially important for several scouts of the Aragil group, who succeeded in the tasks previously prepared for them and proving their readiness to become rover scouts. On day two, the scouts took part in an exercise designed to check their orientation and flexibility skills as part of a large group as well as being examined on their map reading skills. Day three was by far the most interesting for the group. The appointment of scout leaders and rover scouts were announced during the flag raising ceremony. The ceremony was also attended by Hermine Duzian, Chairperson of AGBU Yerevan Scout group. The three-day camp ended with a flag-raising ceremony and the scouts came back to Yerevan in high spirits. On April 12, AGBU Yerevan Scouts Aragil group visited N1 nursing home in Yerevan. The aim of the visit was not only to communicate with the elderly, but also handing over the presents promised to Ms. Nvard. During their previous visit in March, the scouts had promised to bring her a group photo in a beautiful handmade frame with the lyrics of “Seeing Ani Before I Die”. The emotional meeting with Ms Nvard and her husband was followed by the elderly couple reminiscing about their lives during the War. The meeting took a happier turn when one of the scouts sat down at the piano Following the poignant meeting, the Scouts participated in a youth flash mob organized in the heart of Yerevan.