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Mykolaiv - "Platform of the peace: Scouting unites Ukraine"

13. sep 2012

September 8-9, Mykolaiv scout county hosted the training seminar within the project of "NOSU" "Platform of the peace: Scouting unites Ukraine" (supported by the World Organization of the Scout Movement).

The seminar was held on the basis of Mykolayiv regional center of tourism, local history and student excursions.

Workshop was attended by leaders of the primary organizations of the Mykolaiv regional department of NOSU, the chairmen and members of the Boards of Mykolaiv, Odessa and Kirovograd regional scout departments, leaders of the small groups based on scouting methods, teachers. Ruslan Gorchinskiy well-known in Ukrainian Scouting coached the search seminar.

Workshop organizers set a goal to promote a positive image of Scouting, to raise awareness of the Ukrainian society of Scouting in general and the existing "National Scout Organization of Ukraine" in particular, to promote NOSU programs; to develop interregional communication system and proposals for joint activities of the departments in the Mykolaiv scout county (Mykolaiv, Kirovograd, Odessa regional department of NOSU).

Key ideas of the Scout Movement that inspire Mykolaiv county scouts is the educational role of Scouting, a healthy lifestyle, the relevance of the Scout method for children and young people, its contribution to the world, the ability to contribute to society.

Participants had a chance to discover the benefits and opportunities of Scouting from years of experience of the leaders of Mykolayiv and Kiev scout movement.

Over the years the Mykolayiv region scout organizations educated dozens of volunteers, who now contribute to the local communities of villages, towns and districts. They have diverse tempers and professions and occupy different positions, but they are united by one rule: devotion to the chosen work, diligence, personal honor and dignity.

Also, participants studied the experience of scout organizations from Mykolayiv, Odessa, Kherson and Kirovograd regions and Kiev city.

According to the participants, active public position, participation in community proceedings, as well as familiarity of the scouting organizations with the matters basic processes of the development of civil society are the driving force of the promotion of the Scout Movement ideas in Mykolaiv County.

The workshop will help to unite scouts of the county in cooperation for the new level of development of a united scout organization "NOSU."

By a report of press-center of Mykolaiv regional department of "National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine"

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