Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije
A Short History of Yugoslavia and Scouting in Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia today includes the republics of Serbia and Montenegro.
Montenegro first gain independence at the Congress of
The European Scout Office Reports on Yugoslavia's Return to the World Organization of the Scout Movement
Reprinted from Eurofax 37, October 1995. Eurofax is the monthly newsletter of the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). It is produced by the European Scout Office and is distributed by fax to all member associations in the European Scout Region and the Europe Region WAGGGS, and others.
The Yugoslav Scout Association--Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije becomes a Member of the World Organization
From World Scouting News. Published by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
Scouting in Yugoslavia
Brief Statistical Data on Yugoslavia
Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije - Fact Sheet
The Yugoslav Scout Association is a voluntary, independent, nonpolitical and social organization of children, youth and adults. It provides its members a versatile development of their physical, intellectual and spiritual potentials. This organization is a demonstration of young people's needs and a necessity of the community.
Scouting in Yugoslavia was founded in 1911. Yugoslavia was one of the 20 countries that founded WOSM in 1922 and the Yugoslav Scout Association was recognized again by WOSM on 1 September 1995.
Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije performs its activities throughout the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It includes the Scout Organization of Serbia and the Scout Organization of Montenegro. The Association has approximately 27,000 members in 207 Scout Groups and independent units.
The President of Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije is Mr. Vuko Darmanovic from Podgorica (elected in March 1995). He serves a four-year term. The Vice-President is Mr. Nikola Petrovic from Kraljevo.
A Brief History of Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije
The first Scout units in Yugoslavia were founded in 1911. The Association ceased its activities in 1941 when Yugoslavia was occupied by the Germans. It was re-established in 1950. After the disintegration of Yugoslavia, caused by the forces of secession, in 1991, the process of change began; it was brought to an end on the session of the Assembly held on 11 March 1995.
The Association welcomes everybody regardless of ethnic or religious affiliation. The membership of Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije includes Serbians, Montenegrians, Hungarians, Slovaks, Romanians, Albanians, Muslims and others - Christian Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Muslims etc.
Every citizen of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia can become a member of the Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije if he or she accepts the Programme of the Association and acts in accordance with the Scout Laws and regulations of the Constitution of Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije and is active in his or her unit and in the Association.
According to their age
the members are divided into the following categories:
One of the most important symbols of Scouting is a uniform. It is worn on actions and events.
Our Scout uniform consists of a cap (dark-blue with the symbol of the Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije), shirt (violet for Cub Scouts, green for Scouts and Guides, khaki for Venture Scouts, dark blue for Sea Scouts and light blue for Air Scouts), dark blue trousers (shorts or regular; a skirt or trousers for Guides), a dark blue belt with the symbol of Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije on the buckle, neckerchief (in the color of the unit) and dark blue socks. In international events all Scouts are to wear a violet neckerchief with the edges colored like Yugoslav flag and Yugoslav coat of arms in the corner.
Scout Centers in Yugoslavia
The Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije does not own any Centers, as well as the Scout Organizations of Serbia and Montenegro. A number of Scout Groups have their own Centers including groups in Buljarice, Debelo Brdo, and Brezovica.
Savez Izvidjaca Jugoslavije, the Scout Organizations of Serbia and Montenegro publish their official bulletins. They are published periodically, in accordance with real needs, i.e. a few numbers a year. They provide important messages, various information etc. The magazine for Scouts Javorov List (Maple Leaf) is soon to be published again.
Scouting Program and Activities
This year is the 85th anniversary of Scouting in our country. In 1911, the first Scout units were founded in Belgrade, Kragujevac, Vranje and Valjevo. A special gathering was held in Belgrade on 5 May. All other Scouting activities will commemorate the anniversary.
The Scout Organization of Montenegro celebrated its 40th anniversary on 3 May.
All Scout units will take part in in the following global events: Education for Peace, on 21 March, "One Race, Human Race"; an action devoted to refugees named "It is Easier with a Friend",16 June, International Refugee Day; World Campaign Clean up the World, 13 -15 September (the Association organized this activity in Yugoslavia in the last two years. In 1995 more than 250,000 Yugoslavs took part in it); JOTA (Jamboree on the Air); and anti-AIDS activities in December.
The Scout Organization of Serbia will hold its 5th Jamboree as well as several other activities, including the Vidovdan Scout Meetings in Kruevac, the International Scout Colony of Painters in Kovajica, sailing along the Danube and the Tisa, a Colony of Cub Scouts in Belgrade and the meeting of Serbian Venture Scouts. Also worth mention are the Scout Cup, the Serbian Scout Games in Velika Plana, Poetry in Scouting, held in Mokrin, the Scout all-around competition, the Festival of Scout songs, Scout March "Mountain Eyes," the Montenegrian Cub Scouts' Meetings, and "This is my World" in Podgorica. Also, we hope to hold a Scout Ecological Camp in Boka Kotorska.
Telephone: +381 11
World Wide Web
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.
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 available.
Currently, the "Chronicle" reports on the progress of Scouting in 19 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The Chronicle Home Page provides links to each.
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Copyright © Lewis P. Orans, 2001