Istanbul (Turkey): The Chief Scout for India Dr. Sandeep Marwah visited Istanbul in Turkey and learned about the Scouting and Guiding Federation of Turkey.
Scouting and Guiding Federation of Turkey is the national Scouting and Guiding federation of Turkey. It serves 33,974 Scouts (as of 2011) and 2,883 Guides (as of 2006). The federation is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement since 1950, and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts since 1987.
“There is an annual week called “The Scout – The Helper”, which gives all members of the Scouting and Guiding Federation an opportunity to participate in community service projects, where they help for a week in hospitals, at the Red Crescent association, and in similar organizations. Scouts plant trees in villages in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture,” informed local scout from Istanbul.
“It is great opportunity to know that Turkey has a well organized scouting system in their country. Scouts are here always ready for community projects,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah.