Scouting in Slovakia,
The Slovak Republic
Scouting established in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1912. As part of Czechoslovakia, a Founding Member of the World Organization from 1922-1948. Disbanded in 1928. Returned as part of Czechoslovakia from 1990-1992. WOSM Member since 1998.
Slovensky skauting is the National Scout and Guide Organization operating in the Slovak Republic. With 4,510 Scout members (and 3,000 girls), Slovensky skauting is the largest youth organization in Slovakia.
Scouting in Slovakia started in 1913 in connection with Hungarian Scouting as Slovakia was, at the time, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia split into two countries – the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Since then, Slovensky skauting has started its independent development. Slovensky skauting is working hard to train its leaders and to update its youth programme. Several training courses have taken place over the last two years and a Strategic Planning Seminar is being organized with the support of the European Scout Office.
Reprinted from Eurofax 65, February 1998. 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 to all member associations in the European Scout Region and the Europe Region WAGGGS, and others.
Links to Scouting in Slovakia
Official Home Page of Slovak Scouting (Slow server)
Slovak Scouting Page (Slow server)
A Short History of Slovak Scouting (Slow server)
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.
Copyright © Lewis P. Orans, 1997