The International Link of Orthodox Christian Scouts ‘DESMOS’ was ‘born’ in June 1997, at the holy site of the Penteli Monastery in Athens, Greece. Its founding expressed our sincere desire to contribute to the spiritual development of Orthodox Christian scouts, by helping them to sense the importance of the Duty to God and to understand the essentials of B-P’s original spiritual vision.
The vision of DESMOS is to become itself a basis of mutual understanding for all scout associations that include Orthodox scouts.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE LINK
- To develop and promote the spirit of brotherhood and understanding among Scouts of the Orthodox Christian Faith.
- To promote warm relations and co-operation between Scouting and the official local Orthodox Churches
- To develop an educational curriculum that should enhance the spiritual dimension in the personalities of young Orthodox in accordance with the purpose, principles and method of the Scout Movement.
- To introduce Scouting in such states or areas where Orthodox Church is established.
- To co-ordinate the activities of ” DESMOS ” with non-Scout Organisations having the same objectives.
- To motivate co-operation among “DESMOS” members. To motivate and promote Scouting to Orthodox boys and girls on global basis.