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Soma Hellinon Proskopon (Scouts of Greece)

Member: NGO Free
Since: 12.10.2010

Ptolemeon Street 1, GR-116 35 Athens, Greece


Soma Hellinon Proskopon (Scouts of Greece) was founded in 1910. The Association is a founder member of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement. There are 25.000 members, boys and girls making Soma Hellinon Proskopon the largest and oldest youth organisation in Greece. It is governed and supervised by the National Board elected every four years by the General Assembly representing Scouters from all the regions in Greece. The Association' s relations with the authorities have always been exceptional with its work recognized and honoured on numerous occasions.

Soma Hellinon Proskopon aim at providing an educational proposal to the young people of Greece - boys and girls - through a system of progressive self-education, the Scout Method, based upon a value system. Greek Scout Groups can be found all over the country as well as in Greek Communities abroad. Children and youngsters between 7 - 18 years old experience Scouting in Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Venture Scout Units. Volunteer trained Leaders offer the adventures of the Youth Programme, encouraging personal initiative and active participation of all members in the decision making of their units. The Scouts of Greece have always been present in the community with an outstanding record of service in cases of emergency such as earthquakes and forest fires. The Scouts of Greece are also active in community development in deprived areas as well as with less fortunate young people.

Soma Hellinon Proskopon strongly believe that the future citizens of the world deserve a dynamic programme based on the Fundamentals and Method of Scouting, with a wide range of opportunities offered and a strong international dimension.

Soma Hellinon Proskopon continue 100 years now to grow and provide better services for the benefit of the youth of today and tomorrow.