AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS: FLOWERS RECYCLING AND A 3-DAY CAMPING

AGBU Yerevan Scouts continue its active lifestyle, true to their oath and faith. This time the AGBU Yerevan Scouts didn’t miss the opportunity to take part in the process of recycling flowers at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial. For the fourth consecutive year, on several days following April 24, the Foundation for Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets in cooperation with “VivaCell-MTS” telecom operator carry out the recycling process of the gathered flowers at the Genocide Memorial. Instead of burning or throwing the gathered flowers, almost two tons of weight, they are brought to second life. With the help of a number of non-profit organizations and volunteers the stems and petals of the flowers are carefully separated. The stems serve as fertilizer and the petals are used for making cards and letters of acknowledgement. The AGBU Yerevan Scout group brings its active participation in this environmental and useful initiative. From May 9-11, the AGBU Yerevan Scouts left for Lori region to organize the following three-day camping. The group of 50 scouts left from the AGBU and Holy See of Etchmiadzin’s Arabkir Children’s Center early in the morning. Reaching the camp, the scouts put up tents and initiated the cleaning of the area. Later on, they cooked the dinner and after having dinner, they started lessons and exercises. They also prepared the mast with two flags flying around. In the evening the scouts gathered around the fire and had talk, jokes, sang and danced. In the frames of a tree-day camping different games and hikes were also organized. Three more days of active leisure will always remain in the memories of the scouts. The primary and most expected event of the year “Antranik” Scout Camp is still ahead, which brings more than 300 AGBU scouts from all over the world to Armenia.