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

Scout Festival

63rd Annual Hungarian Festival

sponsored by the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting

Sunday only, September 2, 2018

German Central Park, Parma, Ohio

More details coming here this summer! Please come back to visit!


The following two photo albums provide a highlight of many of the day’s events at the 62nd Hungarian Scout Festival:
Album 1 – Photos by Miklos Szentkiralyi of the 62nd Hungarian Scout Festival.
Album 2 – Photos by Mike & Judy Horvath of the 62nd Hungarian Scout Festival.
Bocskai Radio’s photos of the 2017 Hungarian Scout Festival.
Video report by Duna TV about the 62nd Hungarian Scout Festival (in Hungarian).

Click here for Map to German Central Park


Again this year you can purchase your food & drink tickets with your  MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit card!

Take-out available!  Handicapped parking near front entrance and accessibility throughout the park!



The 2017 raffle prizes are listed below.

(Prizes are subject to change until the day of the raffle!)

Please support our prize donors.

2017 Hungarian Scout Festival raffle winners
1st prize – John Arvai
2nd prize – Ildiko Bakos
3rd prize – J. Szabo
4th prize – Maria Ovi Ovos
5th prize – Joseph Voros
6th prize – Nancy Pavkov
7th prize – A. Copocary
8th prize – Susan Szabados
9th prize – Will Bordeniuk
10th prize – Ildiko Bakos
11th prize – Veronika Szasz

Bonus prize – Eric Knesel (one night stay at the downtown Cleveland Marriott Hotel)


Information about previous festivals is below.

Click here to see pictures from the 2016 Scout Festival.
Click here to see Bocskai Radio’s pictures from the 2016 Scout Festival.


Kathleen Szentkiralyi’s official photos of the 2015 Festival can be viewed here.

View Bocskai Radio’s pictures of the 2015 Hungarian Scout Festival here.

Video report from Hungary in English about the 60th annual Cleveland Hungarian Scout Festival.

See Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proclamation here.

See U.S. Senator Robert Portman’s (OH) letter of greeting here.


You may view pictures from the 2014 festival here.


Click here to see pictures from the 2013 Hungarian Scout Festival.


Click here for pictures from the 2012 festival.


Pictures and video from the 2011 Scout Festival can be found here

More pictures of the 2011 Scout Festival can be found here.


Click here for a pictures and a report on the 2010 Scout Festival.



Ez a lap olvasható / Also available in: Magyarul