About Our Association
Association of Scouts and Guides of The Czech Republic
The Association of Scouts and Guides of the Czech Republic (further "the Association") is a voluntary, independent and non-political civic association established under the Civic Associations Act (83/1990 revised statutes) and its amendments. The Association brings together members without regard to nationality, race, age, handicap or religion, who accept the traditional fundamental principles, aims and methods of Scouting as defined by its Founder Robert Baden-Powell and the founder of Czech Scouting Antonín B.Svojsík.
Brief History of our Association
The Association continues the activities and traditions of the Scout Association Czechoslovak Republic, which was founded after the formation of the Czechoslovak Republic on June 7, 1919, and was forced to discontinue its activities on December 11, 1938 on the eve of the Second World War. After the Liberation of the Czechoslovak Republic in May 1945 we were not allowed to renew our activities. All youth organizations were required to join the so-called "united federation of Czechoslovak youth (ČSM)" which was completely subservient to the Communist regime
All official positions in the Association are voluntary without any financial compensation or other material reward. The Association has no paid employees.
Cooperation with other civic associations and organizations
Association's General Assembly decides by four fifths majority of votes about the Association's membership in or affiliation with, another civic association with a similar mission as well as in international and national scout organizations.
Aims of the Association
The Association aims to contribute to the ethical, spiritual, social and physical education of its members and to lead them to become responsible active citizens of our native country and the European community.
The Scout Promise and Scout Law are binding
All Association members voluntarily accept their duty to live according to the Scout Promise and Scout Law. Adult leaders and helpers make a Promise to lead their youth according to the Scout Promise and Scout Law.
A Boy Scout or A Girl Guide is:
- loyal and faithful
- useful and helps others
- a friend to all people and a brother/sister to every other Scout/Guide
- polite and considerate
- friend of nature and protector of valuable human achievements
- obedient to parents, superiors and leaders
- cheerful at all times
- clean – in thought, word and deed
The Patrol System
The Founder of the worldwide Movement Robert Baden-Powell started with work and self-education in small natural groups, where older and more experienced youth leads others who learn from their leaders' experience and knowledge. The Patrol is the place where a young person learns to understand and practice inter-personal relationships and working cooperatively in a group.
The Association's flag front and back side
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