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Iraqi Scouting

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Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides

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Iraqi Scouting

  1. 1. Keith Blackey, volunteer International Committee, Pacific Skyline Council Boy Scouts of America, Foster City, CA A story of beginnings
  2. 2. Beginning 1 <ul><li>UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1907 </li></ul><ul><li>USA . . . . . . . . . . . . 1910 </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921 </li></ul>League of Nations created Iraq from Ottoman Empire in 1919 <ul><li>2 years after Iraq becomes a country </li></ul>
  3. 3. Boy Scouts in Silêmanî (Suleymaniah), Iraq in 1927 Iraqi Scout flag Iraqi flag
  4. 4. 3 rd World Jamboree Prince of Wales & B-P w/Iraqi Scouts Arrowe Park, England 1929
  5. 5. 4 th World Jamboree Egyptian & Iraqi Scouts Gödöllö, Hungary 1933
  6. 6. Decertified 1939-1943 <ul><li>UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1907 </li></ul><ul><li>USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1910 </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921 - 1940 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>German occupation . 1939 – 1943 </li></ul></ul>Hajj Husseini w/Hitler in 1941
  7. 7. Beginning 2 <ul><li>UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1907 </li></ul><ul><li>USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1910 </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1921 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>German occupation . . . .1939 – 1943 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faltering starts . . . . . . .1943 – 1955 </li></ul></ul>Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides الكشافة و المرشدين العراقية
  8. 8. Decertified 1979 - 2003 <ul><li>UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1907 </li></ul><ul><li>USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1910 </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1921 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>German occupation . . . .1939 – 1943 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faltering starts . . . . . . . .1943 – 1955 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saddam Hussein . . . . .1979 – 2003 </li></ul></ul>Ashbal Saddam, Saddam's Lion Cubs, in 1998 to prepare young volunteers for Fedayeen Saddam.
  9. 9. Beginning 3 <ul><li>Chip Beck </li></ul><ul><li>Nima Motashar </li></ul><ul><li>January 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boosting Iraqi Scouting’s profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting Iraqi Scouting’s efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restoring Iraqi Scouting’s membership in WOSM. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Iraqi Scouting – Beginning 3 June 2004
  11. 11. Today <ul><li>$100,000+ Raised </li></ul><ul><li>150,000 Scouts </li></ul><ul><li>18 Provinces </li></ul><ul><li>22 Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Iraqi run, uniforms, trained leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into schools </li></ul><ul><li>WAGGGS Certification in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>WOSM Certification in 2010? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Hasar Kashafa, Iraq </li></ul><ul><ul><li>110-120 regular participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started by soldiers of 116th Brigade Combat Team’s Task Force 1-148 Field Artillery & community leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders trained, uniforms distributed, weekly meetings </li></ul></ul>EXAMPLE
  13. 13. Hasar Tigers (8-11 yr olds) <ul><li>“ One of the first things was to get the troop its own Scout Badge. The second was to have its own &quot;Pinewood Derby&quot;. 1LT Jeremy Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>July 7, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Cars donated by families of 116th Brigade Combat Team Soldiers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hasar Lightening (12-14 yr olds)
  15. 15. Cookie Sales Girl Scout Cookie sale w/Eagle Scout General David Petraeus & Ambassador Ryan Crocker
  16. 16. Girl Guides
  17. 17. Sunnis & Shi'ites <ul><li>Co gender </li></ul><ul><li>Co religion </li></ul>
  18. 18. Popcorn! <ul><li>Trail’s End donated 2.5 tons of popcorn </li></ul><ul><li>DHL shipped to Baghdad at no charge </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising kickoff - Super Bowl weekend 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Sold to Embassy staff, GIs & government employees </li></ul><ul><li>Raised $25K for Iraqi Scouting. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Field Trips
  20. 20. 22 Permanent Scout Camp
  21. 21. Famous Scouters are Helping Lt. Col. Roberta Luba Gen. David Petraeus Ambassador Ryan Crocker Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp
  22. 22. Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides الكشافة و المرشدين العراقية Thank you for all you do for Scouting! Keith @ Blackey .net Cell: 650-740-0703

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