AGBU-AYA San Fernando Valley Chapter Scouts was founded in 1984 by a group of young and dedicated scouts from around the world. Since then, it has grown exponentially but it still holds its original core values. Those values are leadership, community service and readiness. Though we are officially a group of the Boy Scouts of America, our chapter is independently chartered and is focused on Armenian Scouting. A division of the Armenian Youth Association of AGBU, our scouting group helps instill these important values in the Armenian youth. As a scout grows in our troop, they learn and experience so much that will help them become strong leaders. Our scouting troop helps educate the youth on Armenian culture, history, and language. We also strive to give back to our surrounding community as well as Armenian communities around the world. We do this by holding donation drives and our service projects. In order for a scout to achieve the highest rank of Eagle Scout, they must complete a service project that they must plan and execute on their own. This service project not only greatly helps the community, it is also a true test of the leadership skills the scout has learned throughout the years. We hold annual summer camps which are a week in length and where the scouts learn skills like knot-tying, fire building, pioneering, and so much more! Being in our scouting group will also give you a lifelong family that will always be there to help.