New Web Pages: Scouting Along the Silk Road (Central Asia)
Lew Orans (lporans@ONRAMP.NET)
Mon, 8 Jul 1996 20:19:41 -0500
The Silk Road winds its way through places of mystery from Europe all the
way to China. Long the overland route (and for centuries the only route)
from China to the West), much of it was dominated in this century by the
Soviet Union. Now with the collapse of the Soviet Union, new nations have
come to freedom, and Scouting is emerging in these nations. Already, one
Scout Association, the Mongolian Scout Association, has been recognized and
welcomed into the World Organization. Others are working along that path.
Many of these countries had little or no Scouting tradition, although some,
like Armenia and Afghanistan do go back to the early years of the Movement,.
Scouting Along the Silk Road:A Chronicle of Scouting in Central Asia and the
Caucasus collects material on the emergence of Scouting in Asian Republics
of the Former Soviet Union, including: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan,
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia. These pages
are a collaboration with Chris Fitch, a Scouter in the Pikes Peak Council,
with a strong interest in Scouting in the republics of the former Soviet Union.
The pages feature maps, badges and emblems and as much information on
Scouting as we can find. The pages will be ubder construction for some time,
just as is Scouting in these lands. Follow the footsteps of Marco Polo (the
original Polo, without the little horse, actually they were Asian horses and
they did quite well, and still do).
Scouting Along the Silk Road can be found at
I hope you will find thes pages interesting, informative, and even a bit
Dayar Bol! (in Kyrgyz)
Be Prepared! (in English)
Yours in Scouting,
Sam Houston Area Council
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