The Chadlean Scouts ended their summer with a picnic at Steele Canyon Park. The evening began with a short ceremony with the Scouts marching before a crowd of their parents, sibblings, friends and clergy and leading them all in the Chaldean anthem, Babilayta. Afterward, Fr. Andrew Younan spoke to the crowd for a few minutes about the importance of Chaldean Scouts. He mentioned that our children will not learn to be true Chaldeans at school, which is why the Chaldean Scouts is such an important program.
His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, spoke last before blessing the crowd and the meal. He thanked all of the volunteers who helped make the Chaldean Scouts a success, most of which were Seminarians of Mar Abba the Great and the Sisters of the Workers of the Vineyard. After the ceremony, everyone enjoyed a picnic dinner which was provided by all the families of the Scouts.
The Chaldean Scouts is a summer program which lasts a total of 8 weeks every summer. Activities include learning the Chaldean alphabet, field trips, camping, as well as learning about their Chaldean culture and heritage and much more. Children and youth ages 10-18 are welcome and encouraged to attend. The program was started in 2011 and has continued to grow every year since.