GLENDALE–Representatives of the Verdugo Hills branch of the Boy Scouts of American visited the Western Regional headquarters of Homenetmen Monday and met with Regional Executive members and other organizational leaders.
Scout leaders from the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat–Burbank Sipan–Crescenta Valley Shant also attended the meeting where Verdugo Hills newly appointed Scout Executive/CEO Andrew L. Messer had an opportunity to meet with Homenetmen officials and leaders.
Regional Executive chairman Manuel Marselian led a tour of the Western Region facilities and acquainted Messer who was accompanied by his Assistant director Wynne Ritch and others with Homenetmen activities.
Long-time Homenetmen Scout leader Varouj Mirzaian presented a brief history of Homenetmen activities–emphasizing the role of the Armenian scouting movement in the community.
Homenetmen activities in Armenia were also outlined for the Boy Scouts of America leaders–who were also presented the official recognition of the Homenetmen organization by the International Scouting Council as the National Scouting Organization of Armenia.
Ritch congratulated the Homenetmen in his remarks on behalf of the visiting delegation.
He admired the activities of the organization and praised its continued progress. Specific mention was made of the Homenetmen Page which appears weekly in Asbarez.
A suggestion was presented to organize a round-table discussion with members of the Verdugo Hills Council and the three chapters which fall under its jurisdiction–Ararat–Sipan and Shant.
Ritch also proposed a possible Wood Badge leadership seminar tailored especially for Homenetmen members.
In conclusion both sides agreed to advance cooperation between the two organizations.