Slovenien Scouts Receive a National Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Youth Sector
The Scout Association of Slovenia received a national award for outstanding achievements in the youth sector. The award was announced at the Youth Sector National Conference organized by the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth in cooperation with the Youth Council of Slovenia.
When Slovenia entered its first lockdown in March 2020, physical Scouting activities were suspended, and schools closed their doors. The Slovenian Scouts joined efforts to launch the Ropotarnica project to enable thousands of Scouts to continue Scouting from the comfort of their homes.
Ropotarnica is a website that offers a whole range of remote Scouting activities targeting children and teens.
“The point of Ropotarnica is to bring Scouting to our member’s homes.” Said Eva Bolha, the chief Scout of the Scout Association of Slovenia.
The website has been visited more than 10.000 times and features over 140 different aactivities. It has succeeded in keeping the Scout unity and spirit alive at times where isolation became the norm.
Besides creating weekly content for the website, Scouts in Slovenia have also been volunteering in charity and Civil protection actions. Over 136 Scouts are active in different units of Civil Protection. The unit MOBSTAC helped deploy a mobile hospital during the spring wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the challenging year, Scouts in Slovenia have succeeded in keeping the Scout spirit alive, thanks to the impressive dedication of their volunteers and their commitment to supporting their local communities. The national award comes as a great recognition of the significant role they play in the Slovenian society.
Photo Credit: Luka Galjot