Scouting and Guiding are very much a part of the Parsi DNA for over a century. India’s oldest continuously running scout group is the Sethna’s 18th West Bombay Scout Troop and since its inception in 1914 there have been dozens of other scout troops started by Parsis, many of them alumni of the 18th.
And hence its no surprise that Parsis are present at the ongoing 24th World Scout Jamboree.
Scouts, Guides, Scouters and Guiders from India, UK, Singapore and host USA are attending this Jamboree held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA.
On Sunday the group got together for the Zoroastrian Humbandigi prayers at the Jamboree. The Humbandigi was led by Scouter Ervad Ratan Vakil of Singapore and he was joined by nearly all the Parsi attendees. The service was attended by other scouts and guides and was open to all.
Below are pictures of the Humbandigi, as also other pictures of some of the day visitors who met up with the full attendees of the Jamboree.