First Scout Expedition
”A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey
Starting from these words, a group of 102 scouts and leaders from all four cardinal points of Moldova explored on Sunday, March 19th the Historical-Architectural Complex Manuc Bey, located in the heart of Hancesti, consisting of Palace, Hunting Castle, Countess Dolgoruky’s House, Iamandi House and fence. The complex is named after Emmanuel Mirzaian- politician of Armenian origin, who was named as Manuc Bey- Little Prince.
The entire complex was built in the second half of the 19th century, in 1862 and is a gem of an example of architecture executed in Italian Renaissance and French style. All buildings in the current area of the Complex (excluding house Iamandi) were raised by his followers, Manuc Bey died a year after purchasing the land.
Valeria, Scout Group Porumbelul: "It is very exciting to discover old things, but which are full of history, as it is this complex. By its terms it is proved that it is real is to do something nice even for a country that is your homeland. And we, the followers have just to value and preserve this inheritance."
Constantin, Group Scout Cimbrisor: "It was a special expedition that allowed us to discover beautiful places with a history of hundreds years. From this you can learn to combine perfectly different cultures and tend to leave a better world. It was a day where every participant sang scout songs, we had fun games and not least I met my friends."
The event was part of the Project "Scout Update" Messengers of Peace taking place in Moldova.