Abroad and In Exile
and the Nazis were quick to suppress Scouting when they
came to power. Scouting and its traditions were
maintained by emigres and refugees of several Eastern
Bloc countries. Though unaffiliated with the World
Organization of the Scout Movement, many maintain ties
and provide support to the reemerging Scouting movements
in the countries of their birth.
Each of these Scouting organizations had
its origins in the National Scouting organization
disbanded by the Communist regime.
Absent Friends, Returning Brothers. A
history of the membership of the World
Organization listing Founding Members, countries
in which Scouting was disbanded, and national
associations returning to the World Organization
after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Chronicle of Scouting in Eastern Europe and
Russia: 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
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