GOZARTO: The 4th Scouts Regiment of the Syriac Orthodox celebrates its 84th anniversary

Qamishli – On the occasion of the 84th anniversary of the 4th Scouts Regiment of the Syriac Orthodox, a special celebration was held on Sunday at Mor Gabriel Church Center in Qamishli city, Gozarto (al-Jazeera) Region.

The celebration was attended by His Eminence Maurice Amsih, Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Gozarto (Jazeera) and Euphrates, clerics of the diocese, church institution representatives and a large number of Qamishli’s Syriac residents and guests.

The celebration started with a minute of silence to commemorate the martyrs, followed by a Syriac musical performance. After that, a light show, entitled “The mother” was performed on stage by the members of the advanced scout squad, followed by a cinevision about the most prominent activities of the Scouts Regiment of the past year. A group of the boy scouts and girl scouts presented hierarchical formations followed by the scout’s traditional performance entitled “Lord Baden’s story”, presented by the first scout squad members.

Al-Nuhasiya Band preformed several Syriac traditional songs, while the primary-grade scouts performed a gesture play.

The celebration included honoring the leaders who were part of the scout’s success with honorable certificates, which are: the marchers (Jawalah) Elias Stefanos, Fahd Aslan and Hani Gorgis. The speech by the current scouts board was delivered by Dilma Yousef.

The elements of the scout regiment presented a Palestinian folk dance followed by the performing the play of “Zalin”. The celebration was concluded with a word by His Eminence Archbishop Mar Maurice Amassih, in which he thanked everyone who participated in the success of the scout’s and wished them success in all future activities.

It is worth noting that the 4th scout regiment was founded by Mr. Shukri Çermukli in 1936. It includes several squads: Boys Scout (Jaramiz flock) and Girls Scout (Flowers flock), the junior scout squad, the advanced scout squad and the musical scout squad.

The Scout Regiment is part of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.