About Homenetmen Western USA
The Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts, referred to as Homenetmen, is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization with 28,000 members in five continents. Homenetmen was founded in 1918, and currently has 18 chapters with over 6,800 members and growing in the Western Region.
The first chapter in the US was established in Los Angeles in 1968. Since then it has provided the Armenian American youth with moral, physical and social education and exposed the youth to the Armenian culture and heritage. The Homenetmen experience is one of lasting association, altruism and benevolence.
The Homenetmen Motto
Elevate yourself and others with you.
The Homenetmen Mission Statement
It is Homenetmen's mission to prepare exemplary and law abiding citizens by providing physical and health education, endowing the mind and soul with the finest spirit of sportsmanship, and developing and understanding of responsibility and honor as they strive for individual and collective excellence.
The Homenetmen Scouting Program
The Homenetmen scouting program features regular troop activities, field trips to local attractions, outdoor scouting expeditions and camping trips, organized and executed by volunteers. In addition to regular activities, scouts from the Homenetmen Western USA have regularly participated in world jamborees.For each of its 2,000 Armenian American scouts, Homenetmen offers the opportunity to earn badges and medals in their areas of interest, as well as learning more about the Armenian culture while developing a sense of social and moral responsibility.
The Homenetmen Athletic Program
Homenetmen in the Western USA has over 6,000 athletic members. These athletes compete in local league competitions, as well as major regional athletic programs. Once again, these programs are organized and implemented with the help of many selfless parent volunteers, who help put programs together for basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, karate and table tennis.The Homenetmen athletic program eschews the spirit of competition, sportsmanship and teamwork, while it instills a strong sense of individual identity.