FRAZIER PARK, Calif.–The Homenetmen Western Regional Executive Sunday during a special ceremony, inaugurated its newly acquired 26-acre Homenetmen Campt Tecuya campsite at the base of Mt. Pinos in the Los Padres National Park.
Present at the inauguration were Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Right Rev. Miuron Aznigian, Bichop Bartev Giulumian, Rev. Vazken Movsessian, Homenetmen Central Committee representative Koko Balian, Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee member Hagop Tufenkjian, American Boy Scouts Verdugo Hills Council representative Dennis Fors, representatives of sister organizations, past Homenetmen Central and Regional committee members and other guests.
The festivities began with the Homenetmen marching band leading the precession of hundreds of scouts representing almost all chapters of the organization.
Following a ribbon cutting ceremony and the traditional blessing of water and salt, Homenetmen representatives explained the importance and significance of Camp Tecuya to furthering the organization’s activities.
Camp Tecuya will offer year-round scouting and boasts a number of facilities to make it one of the premier campgrounds in Southern California.
Previously a Girl Scout camp, Homenetmen Camp Tecuya is in pristine condition. Many of the structures, including the cabins, lodge, large dining hall and fully equipped gourmet kitchen, are newly renovated.
Other facilities include a large swimming pool, corral and horseback riding arena, archery range, spacious fire ring and campfire area, outdoor volleyball court, assembly area, large on-site parking lot, as well as an equally large, off-site lot.
With a membership of 8300 members, Homenetmen, Western USA continues to grow at a consistently rapid pace.