NORS in the Philippines and France


Tobabao Group (Philippines) of the National Organization of Russian Scouts, September, 1949. Front row, seventh from the right is a Scout identified as young Nikita Gileff, now Chief Scout of NORS Australia. He was later in Australia to raise the first flag for the National Organization of Russian Scouts.

The current Chief Scout
of NORS Australia

Paris Scout Group, National Organization of Russian Scouts in France, 1950.

Links to the History of the National Organization of Russian Scouts

Home Page of the National Organization of Russian Scouts. Includes Links to Russian Scouting.

NORS History and Traditions. The journey of NORS as related by the Chief Scout of NORS, Australia. Emblems of NORS. St. George and Russian Scouting.

NORS in Russia, 1909-1922. Some rare pictures of Scouting in Russia before the Revolution, including pictures of the First Chief Russian Scout, Colonel Oleg Pantuhoff.

NORS in China, 1922-1949. Many Russians moved east to Siberia and Northern China during the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites from 1917 to 1922. A large number settled in China where they maintained the traditions of Russian Scouting. NORS was recognized by the World Organization from 1928 to 1945 as a Scouting organization "in exile."

NORS in Australia, 1949-1996. A large number of Russians moved to Australia from the Philippines and China. NORS continues active in the Russian community in Australia to the present day.

NORS Australia. Summer Camp, 2001. Photographs from the most recent Camp.

If you are interested in the work of the National Organization of Russian Scouts,
please write to:
Nikita Gileff,Chief Scout of NORS, Australia at:

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