Boy Scout Troop 1860
The Scout program serves to help our parish kids and kids from poor
families to have quality recreation;
to teach the boys basic camping and survival skills;
to strengthen friendship between boys from different parishes.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Usually, we have two - three summer campouts or trips and one winter
campout. Our summer trips always include a "Keep our Homeland clean"
action when the troop cleans up beaches from trash. Mainly we camp out
on Russian island where are historic fortresses, wild recreational
areas and wide access to sea. We have a volunteer leader, Mr. Bondarev,
who helps us on troop campouts.
Occasionally, during the summer, an
American Scout would come and camp with us, where they teach us about
scouting. The successful summer scout camps show that the mission can
do it. Incidentally, Fr. Myron and his helpers have to do it
WHAT ELSE CAN BE DONE?
Since 2005 our troop 1860 (the number reflects the founding date of
Vladivostok) has been registered with the Russian Association of
Navigators/ Scouts (WOSM). Our troop is already organized and we hope,
with your help troops in other parishes of our state will be soon on
the way. They would need to be built from the ground up.
It appears to become a necessity to have a facility where we could
keep some of the equipment handy and for a shelter during the
hurricanes or a classroom. We also need donations to sponsor those
kids which families are not able to afford any extra expenses as to
send a boy for a three day camp out.
This program might extend to incorporate boys from a local orphanage
as it was tried successfully in the summer 2006. Those kids are in the
most need for such an outlet due to their isolation from peers.
The hope is that this program will lead the Russian youth to fill a
need, especially since so many come from one - parent fatherless
To facilitate this program supplies like tents, backpacks, sleeping
bags, camouflage suites and binoculars are needed.
But most of all the kids need consistency and stability – to be sure
this program is a sign of our care and love.
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