History of Homenetmen
With the end of the war, a new group of Armenians set out to continue Krissian’s dream. Seven Armenians convened a meeting in Constantinople on November 16, 1918 in order to unite all of the Armenian athletic group under the name “Homenetmen” (Armenian Physical Culture and Scouting General Union.
Later on, the Homenetmen Charter and Bylaw and the Homenetmen Scouting Charter were revised during the first Homenetmen General Assembly, held in Paris in 1931.
In modern times, the Homenetmen Charter and Bylaw was subjected to an overall revision. It was approved and adopted by the General Assembly in 1974, in Beirut. This Assembly was the first one with representatives from the organization’s worldwide structure. Since then, the Charter and Bylaw have been revised and improved on nine further occasions.
The introductory paragraph of the Charter and Bylaw declares: “Homenetmen’s General Charter and Bylaw is inspired by the organization’s unwritten character and demographic principles that are the pillars of our youth-focused and idealistic organization”.
Homenetmen’s current Charter and Bylaw is comprised of 143 articles that were last revised and approved by the organization’s 12th General Assembly in Armenia in 2019.