Scouting in Ukraine
PLAST was founded in Ukraine in 1911 as
the Ukrainian Scout Organization. During the years under Communism and the Soviet Union,
Scouting was banned in Ukraine, but the PLAST organization continued to exist in exile
around the world. Since 1990, the end of Soviet Communism and the birth of an independent
Ukraine, PLAST-Scouting has been growing rapidly. At the beginning of 1995, there were 85
local groups and councils, with over 3,500 Scouts. PLAST is working with other Ukrainian
Scouting organizations to develop a national federation and to achieve recognition by the
World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Emblems of Plast-Scouting
A Chronicle of Scouting in Eastern Europe
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.
Lewis P. Orans, 1999