On April 28, 2012 at St. Sophia Square of the capital of Ukraine - Kyiv - the grand opening of All-Ukrainian Centenary Scout Forum took place. The Forum is organized by AYPO "National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine" (NOSU) under the support of the State Service on Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
Greetings on this occasion to the organizers and participants of the Forum were sent by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) Luc Panissod.
The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the State Service on Youth and Sport R.Safiullin, the representatives of local authorities, the World Scout Bureau and Scout Committee of Eurasia (WOSM), as well as Global Projects Team from the World Scout Bureau Central Office, currently working on the Messengers of Peace Initaitive.
1500 Forum participants from all regions of Ukraine, as well as scouts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia and other countries will spend great time in the Cherkasy region, Ukraine on the river Ros.
The Forum program events are for Scouts of all ages: learning pottery, blacksmithing and other traditional crafts, rock climbing, orienteering, hiking and other sports. There also will work programs "Time of Spirituality", "Ecology of Water", "Safe Internet", "HealtyLand", "School of Courage", "Showmaniya" etc there.
There also several festivals will be held at the Forum – of scout games, scout videos, songs and scout good deeds "Let's make world better" as well as a scout flash mob (kite flying).
The event does not go without the traditional complex of exciting night games, as well as extreme tourist tests "By the Cossacks' ways" and "Scout Rally".
The Forum will also host a national conference "The essential characteristics of Scouting", which will bring together scout leaders from all regions of Ukraine, as well as guests from abroad.
On April 29, 2012 the Ukraine Messengers of Peace project "Peace Platform: Scouting unites Ukraine" will be officially launched at the Forum. Thus NOSU will join the global movement of young people "Messengers of Peace" that aimed at making our world a better place.
After that, the results the selection of charitable projects done by NOSU Scout small groups in the contest "100 good deeds to the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian Scouting" will be announced. This project is being implemented NOSU jointly with "Open Heart" Charitable Foundation.
On the same day the memorial "100 years of Ukrainian Scouting" will be opened.
Press-service of AYPO "National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine"
Centenary Scout Forum has started in Ukraine