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Developing Scout Troops - Honfoglalás napjainkban: cserkész csapatfejlesztés

Seattle and Portland Scouts in a joint camp
Developing Scout Troops - Honfoglalás napjainkban: cserkész csapatfejlesztés

Scouting spread to Hungary over a century ago, and despite the  unfavorable conditions brought about by the Treaty of Trianon (1920), it took root and flourished to such an extent that Hungarian Scouts participating in world jamborees always garnered admiration and praise for their cheerfulness, discipline, creativity and hospitality.  When the post-World War II Communist government shut down Scouting, some former troop leaders in Germany revived the movement in the refugee camps.  From there, it spread to Hungarian communities around the world as the refugees emigrated to the US, South America and Australia. 

Today, the Hungarian Scouting movement “in exteris” – as it is known, to distinguish it from the revived movement in Hungary proper – is now flourishing around the world, passing on the tradition of Hungarian language, culture and the Scouting ethos.

Here we have a glimpse of how new Hungarian Scouting troops are established around the world.

 

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Marshall Tamás, cscst.

The Art and Science of Charcoal Burning

A boksa before being covered with leaves and forest loam.
The Art and Science of Charcoal Burning

Have you ever wondered just how the charcoal for your grill comes about? It is not mined, but produced by hard physical labor.  Charcoal production is still an industry in Hungary and in Transylvania, and this is how it’s made.

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Kolozsvári rakott káposzta - Layered cabbage,  Kolozsvár style
Kolozsvári rakott káposzta - Layered cabbage, Kolozsvár style

With the weather turning cooler, a more substantial dish is in order.  Enjoy!

 

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