AHFS is the sponsoring organization of Cleveland’s Hungarian scout troops.

The American Hungarian Friends of Scouting is an official non-profit 501(c)(3) organization chartered in the state of Ohio. All donations to the AHFS are tax deductible.

With your help the AHFS, as the sponsoring organization of the Cleveland Hungarian scout troops, can continue to help fund the many operating expenses incurred by the troops.

The American Hungarian Friends of Scouting (#52064) is approved to receive donor designations through United Way campaigns.


The AHFS officers

Michael Horvath, President
Louis Szigeti, Vice-President
Andrea Fricke-Tabor, Treasurer
Irene Slattery, Secretary
Tas Nadas, Secretary
Marta Fordos, Auditor
Judith Gyorky, Auditor
Ferenc Jasper, Recorder
Steven Graber Jr., Property Mgr.

Balazs Bedy, Honorary President
Elizabeth Balassy, Scout Ball Chairperson
Anna Maria Gyorky, Scout Banquet Coordinator
Joseph Gyorky, Scout Center Director
Janos Szigeti, Scout Park Director
Julianna Gulden, Newsletter Editor

AHFS Bylaws

See the AHFS’s Bylaws in its unofficial English version here. 

(Please note these unofficial bylaws in English are from 2006 and have not been updated.)

Mission Statement

To support Cleveland, Ohio area Hungarian Scout troops, groups, or organizations and to promote and foster their established principles.
To establish scout centers, homes, camps, parks, pools, libraries, etc. for use by troops, groups, or organizations of Hungarian Scouts in the Cleveland, Ohio area and to provide for such facilities’ upkeep and maintenance.
To direct and coordinate the individual troops, groups, or organizations in mutual understanding and harmony in union with the officers of the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting.
To insure, by its activities and fostering, as the organizing body and/or sponsor, continuous support in the development of scouting values to the members and to ensure continuous operations of the local troops, groups, or organizations of Hungarian Scouts.

Scout Law

A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country; to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Ez a lap olvasható / Also available in: Magyarul