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"100 years of Ukrainian Scouting" monument has been opened in Ukraine

29th Apr 2012

On April 29, 2012 "100 years of Ukrainian Scouting" memorial was inaugurated in the Korsun-Shevchenko district of Cherkasy region of Ukraine.

The ceremony was attended by Deputy Chairman of the State Service on Youth and Sports of Ukraine S.Gluschenko, members of the Eurasian Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, representatives of the local authorities and the WOSM World Scout Bureau, scouts from Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Russia and other countries.

This memorial is the first of its kind in Ukraine and the world. Opening ceremony took place within the framework of the All-Ukrainian Centenary Scout Forum, which is held on April 28 - May 2 on the Cherkasy land.

The place of installation is not accidental, as the picturesque bank of the river Ros is the venue for various scouting events for over 20 years.

Scout-master of the scout troop "Plai" (Kyiv City Organization of AYPO "National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine") Maxim Gromov, the sponsor of a monument creation, noted that "the Ukrainian Scouting, with its rich history and traditions deserves to ensure that the date of its memorial jubilee has been monumentalized in stone. After years a new generation of Ukrainian Scouts, studying the history of the glorious victories of our ancestors in XVII and XX centuries on these lands will be able to experience their own involvement in it "- he added.

Press Service of AYPO "National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine"

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