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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Libyan Boy Scouts take on big role

 

Benghazi Boy Scouts ready to accept big responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

Benghazi Boy Scouts Fill Vacuum of Libyan Social Services

by Phil Litner

When the Gadhafi government lost control of eastern Libya, a vacuum formed in social and other basic services.  Among those who have stepped forward to help are the Benghazi Boy Scouts.

The chaos that has engulfed Libya in the last few weeks has sent ripple effects throughout the society.  One unexpected group has been called up to fill gaps that no one could have anticipated.

The Boy Scouts of Libya, around 3,500 in the town of Benghazi, are organized, and able. They find themselves called upon to take on tasks that many would expect of the state – or at least more professional, trained volunteers. Read More.

Boy Scout directing traffic in Benghazi

 

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