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Opening Ceremony Scout Volunteer Society

This past Sunday, September 21, the official Opening Ceremony of the Afghan Scout Volunteers Society was held at PARSA’s main offices in Marastoon. The ceremony was attended by volunteer Scout leaders from several provinces, as well as two members of parliament who are supporters of the Scouts: Baktash Seyawash and Dr. Ramazan Bashardost. It was a great afternoon and an important step forward on the road to expanding the Afghan Scouts into a nationwide successful program. PARSA’s Executive Director Marnie Gustavson handed over the society’s official registration…

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Turkey International Scout Camp

The Afghan Scouts are proud to announce that our trip this past month to Istanbul for the Turkey International Scout Camp was a success. The event was hosted by the Scouting and Guiding Federation of Turkey and sanctioned by the World Organization of the Scouting Movement, and hosted Scouts from eight countries including Georgia, Libya, Palestine, Morocco and Turkmenistan. We sent three members of our Afghan Scout leadership team to the event with the goal of linking the Afghan Scouts with their Turkish counterparts and…

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SMT Closing Ceremonies

The Scout Master Training of 2014 was a success! Great times, new friends made, lots learned. And now Afghanistan has a whole new set of Scout Masters who will go back to their home towns to start new Scout troops and expand Scouting in Afghanistan. We at PARSA are extremely proud of everyone involved. Well done!!

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Scout Master Training Continues

Our Scout Master Training Week continues – and the excitement of the future Scout Masters can be heard all across PARSA’s Marastoon offices! There have been training sessions indoor and out, a hike to Lake Qarga, and plenty of fun activities to take part in. The next step towards a future Afghanistan full of strong leaders is being made this week!

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Scout Master Training Opening Ceremony

Scout Master Training 2014: Opening Ceremony Today PARSA’s Afghan Scouts welcomed future Scout Masters from across Afghanistan to our Scouting grounds in Marastoon for our 2014 Scout Master Training Opening Ceremony. We are honored to host WOSM representatives Thian Hiong Boon of Malaysia and Chinnaswamy Reddy from India for this weeklong event that will see over 40 volunteers from 8 provinces graduate to the rank of Scout Master. They will then return to their home districts and establish their own Scout Troops, giving countless young…

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Community Service partnership with the Police (EUPOL)

On April 17th the Afghan Scouts teamed up with the District 5 Kabul Police to conduct a community service activity that involved cleaning up the police headquarters and the surrounding residential area. This activity was facilitated by EUPOL and was part of PARSA’s Afghan Scouts “Peace through Rule of Law” program. Read the full article here: 

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Elections Day Skit

The Afghan Scouts provided the entertainment for our first PARSA Friday Brunch of the new year by putting on an “Elections Day” skit for us. They definitely captured the drama of elections day and, most importantly, the great work of the Afghan Police in stomping out the corruption and saving the day. What a great day! Friday Brunch: The Elections Day Skit: First: The bad samaritans stuffing the ballot boxes. Then: The Afghan National Police arrive, thanks to a tip off from the Scouts. The…

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Afghan Scouts TV Day

Subscribe to PARSA’s “Living and Working in Afghanistan Blog” PARSA’s Afghan Scouts had the opportunity last week to head out on a fun-filled field trip. They were invited by Khorshid TV to join in the audience of their Nowruz (Persian New Year) special programing. All our Scouts had a great time, and lots of new memories were made. Another great day for Scouting in Afghanistan! Check out Reese’s video slideshow!

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