With the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe and Russia,
Scouting has returned to many lands where it had previously taken root. These pages
chronicle the return of former members and the addition of new members to the World
Organization of the Scout Movement. They also report the growth of Scouting in the other
nations of Eastern Europe. Among these countries, the Scouting organizations of Estonia,
Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia), Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and
Yugoslavia were founders of the World Organization.
Eighteen Eastern European Scout associations were Members of
the World Organization at the end of 2002. These included: Albania, Belarus,
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania,
Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro).
Scouting organizations around the world are assisting in the growth of Scouting in both
Eastern Europe and Russia. They have been identified by country where information is
Each national page presents the country's flag, a map showing its location in Central or
Eastern Europe, and a statement on the status of Scouting in relation to the World
Organization of the Scout Movement. Where available, graphics of badges or emblems, links
to other sites, and the background of Scouting in the country are also presented. I hope
to include personal stories of local Scouts, reports by Scouting visitors and additional
information on the progress of Scouting as it becomes available.
This page is under construction and will be updated regularly. Any information you would
like to contribute should be sent to the author at The
Pine Tree Web.
||This link will take you to the European Regional Page of City.Net and to
specific links to information on each of the countries in this "Chronicle."
City.Net provides excellent background and valuable links to current information on
countries around the world. It covers major cities, country information, culture and
language, education, maps, travel and tourism, as well as other guides and subjects with
links to a wide variety of resources.
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