When the word “genocide” is said or heard, the first event to appear in the minds of most people is the Holocaust. Upon first learning about it, many have come to know it as the first genocide of the 20th century. For many, it may have been a highlighted topic in grade school history class. However, few people know of the Armenian Genocide. From 1915-1923, Armenian Christians of the Ottoman Empire were victims of mass killings, violence and deportations from present-day Turkey. This was, in fact, the first genocide of the 20th century.
Alameda Council of the Boy Scouts of America invites boys in the first through fifth grade to join one of its nine Cub Scout packs in Alameda. The scouts are hosting meetings at the following times and locations: