Joint Scout Day
The Hoyetchmen club during the past few years is doing its best to strengthen the relations between the different Christian clubs in Jerusalem. During this year’s annual camping a joint scout day was organized on Thursday, the 25th of August, by the Hoyetchmen club supported by the Higher Presidential Committee for Churches Affairs in Palestine.
5 major Christian scout groups, Hoyetchmen’s Scouts, the Arab Orthodox Union Club’s Scouts, Arab Catholic Scouts, Greek Catholic Scouts and Syrian Orthodox Scouts attended the event. The day started when the 250 participants arrived at the YMCA campsite in Beit Sahour where they were welcomed by Hoyetchmen’s scouts. The first game played was an introductory game, following the first game all the participants were headed to the football court where they were divided into three teams and competed with each other in different games. Following the games dinner was served to all prepared by the Notre Dame hotel of Jerusalem. Flag Ascend ceremony took place at the end of the dinner where all the participants attended and the closing remarks were given by the Greek Catholic Scouts master Mr. Hanna Khoury who thanked the Hoyetchmen club for organizing this successful day. Participation medals were given to all the scouts and a joyful atmosphere was created around the bonfire.
On this occasion we would like to thank the Higher Presidential Committee, the Notre Dame Hotel and all those who helped us in making this day a successful one. The Hoyetchmen club will continue to organize such events in order to strengthen the relations between the different Chrisitan communities in Jerusalem.