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Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides

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<ul><li>1.Keith Blackey, volunteer International Committee, Pacific Skyline Council Boy Scouts of America, Foster City, CA A story of beginnings</li></ul> <p>2. Beginning 1 </p> <ul><li>UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1907 </li></ul> <ul><li>USA. . . . . . . . . . . . 1910 </li></ul> <ul><li>Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921 </li></ul> <p>League of Nations created Iraq from Ottoman Empire in1919 </p> <ul><li>2 years after Iraq becomes a country </li></ul> <p>3. Boy Scouts in Silman (Suleymaniah), Iraq in1927 Iraqi Scout flag Iraqi flag 4. 3 rdWorld Jamboree Prince of Wales &amp; B-P w/Iraqi Scouts Arrowe Park, England 1929 5. 4 thWorld Jamboree Egyptian &amp; Iraqi Scouts Gdll, Hungary 1933 6. Decertified 1939-1943 </p> <ul><li>UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1907 </li></ul> <ul><li>USA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1910 </li></ul> <ul><li>Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1921 - 1940 </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>German occupation . 1939 1943 </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Hajj Husseini w/Hitler in 1941 7. Beginning 2 </p> <ul><li>UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1907 </li></ul> <ul><li>USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1910 </li></ul> <ul><li>Iraq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1921 </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>German occupation . . . .1939 1943 </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Faltering starts . . . . . . .1943 1955 </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides 8. Decertified 1979 - 2003 </p> <ul><li>UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1907 </li></ul> <ul><li>USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1910 </li></ul> <ul><li>Iraq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1921 </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>German occupation . . . .1939 1943 </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Faltering starts . . . . . . . .1943 1955 </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Saddam Hussein. . . . .1979 2003 </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Ashbal Saddam, Saddam's Lion Cubs, in 1998 to prepare young volunteers for Fedayeen Saddam. 9. Beginning 3 </p> <ul><li>Chip Beck </li></ul> <ul><li>Nima Motashar</li></ul> <ul><li>January 2004 </li></ul> <ul><li>Focuses on: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Boosting Iraqi Scoutings profile </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Supporting Iraqi Scoutings efforts </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Restoring Iraqi Scoutings membership in WOSM. </li></ul></li></ul> <p>10. Iraqi Scouting Beginning 3 June 2004 11. Today </p> <ul><li>$100,000+ Raised </li></ul> <ul><li>150,000 Scouts </li></ul> <ul><li>18 Provinces </li></ul> <ul><li>22 Camps </li></ul> <ul><li>Iraqi run, uniforms, trained leaders </li></ul> <ul><li>Integrated into schools</li></ul> <ul><li>WAGGGS Certification in 2004 </li></ul> <ul><li>WOSM Certification in 2010? </li></ul> <p>12. </p> <ul><li>Hasar Kashafa, Iraq </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>110-120 regular participants </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Started by soldiers of 116th Brigade Combat Teams Task Force 1-148 Field Artillery &amp; community leaders </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Leaders trained, uniforms distributed, weekly meetings </li></ul></li></ul> <p>EXAMPLE 13. Hasar Tigers (8-11 yr olds) </p> <ul><li> One of the first things was to get the troop its own Scout Badge. The second was to have its own "Pinewood Derby".1LT Jeremy Thomas </li></ul> <ul><li>July 7, 2005 </li></ul> <ul><li>Cars donated by families of 116th Brigade Combat Team Soldiers </li></ul> <p>14. Hasar Lightening (12-14 yr olds) 15. Cookie Sales Girl Scout Cookie sale w/Eagle Scout General David Petraeus &amp; Ambassador Ryan Crocker 16. Girl Guides 17. Sunnis &amp; Shi'ites </p> <ul><li>Co gender </li></ul> <ul><li>Co religion </li></ul> <p>18. Popcorn! </p> <ul><li>Trails End donated 2.5 tons of popcorn </li></ul> <ul><li>DHL shipped to Baghdad at no charge </li></ul> <ul><li>Fundraising kickoff - Super Bowl weekend 2008 </li></ul> <ul><li>Sold to Embassy staff, GIs &amp; government employees </li></ul> <ul><li>Raised $25K for Iraqi Scouting. </li></ul> <p>19. Field Trips 20. 22 Permanent Scout Camp 21. Famous Scouters are Helping Lt. Col. Roberta Luba Gen. David Petraeus Ambassador Ryan Crocker Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp 22. Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Thank you for all you do for Scouting! Keith @ Blackey .net Cell: 650-740-0703 </p>