|The Nature Educational Center at Tamaracouta|
Camping was an essential part of my scouting life and being out there in the wilderness was so empowering while growing up. Even today, when i am faced with different challenges at work or in the family, scouting skills come to the rescue. It taught me as well how to care for the world around me, to value life and nature.
One of the best spots for scout camping was Tamaracouta Scout Reserve, which is the oldest continuously running scout camp in Canada. I have so many wonderful memories there and decided to take my kids there this year for a visit during one of the Armenian camp fire nights.
I felt a little sadness while leaving the place after the camp fire. Years were passing so fast. I missed these green immense spaces and large forest, something which is rare in Armenia. And the best thing was that we were allowed to walk on the green spaces...no more "chi kareli kanach khoti vra galel"* in this place:)
*it is usually forbidden to walk on green grass in public places in Yerevan, even in parcs