On May 15, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the Syriac Scouts of Syria garden at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya.
The event was also attended by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Anthimos Jack Yacoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Christian Education, and Mor Yacoub Babawi, Patriarchal Vicar for Monks Affairs and Administration of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary in Maarat Saydnaya.
His Holiness welcomed the youth participating in the first gathering of the Syriac Scouts of Syria, held at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. He encouraged them to be always ready to serve and emphasized the importance of planting trees for the environment we live in and for our connection to nature. His Holiness also planted a tree in the garden that was named: “the Garden of the Syriac Scouts of Syria”.