Organization of Ukraine
Plast Mission — to provide Ukrainian youth with the skills needed to develop Ukraine, as based on the Scout Law and the Scout Promise.
Scout Law — a scout will: Be true to their word, Conscientious, Accurate, Thrifty, Fair, Polite, Fraternal and Benevolent, Balanced, Helpful, Obedient, Attentive, Careful with respect to health, Love beauty and take care of it, and Optimistic.
"I swear on my honor that I will do everything in my power to: Love God and Ukraine; Help others; and Live according to the Scout Law".
Plast is the first scouting organization to be present in Ukraine
The first Scout Promise in Ukraine was sworn on April 12, 1912.
Plast - the most numerous scouting and youth organization, that unites over 7000 children and 2500 adults.
Before the war, Plast was present in over 140 cities in Ukraine.
events are held every year
A system and range of activities exist in Plast, contributing to the development of children and youth.
What we are doing for the victory of Ukraine
We are helping children to adapt
Children should be able to develop in any circumstances. That’s why we help them adapt to today’s realities in Ukraine and continue to develop even now.
We provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainians
Because of the war, many Ukrainians have lost their homes and their possessions or live under continuous fire. Thus, we have created over 50 headquarters of Plast humanitarian hubs, where people can receive aid.
We protect Scout-Defenders
We are gathering all of our resources, so that all members of Plast return home alive after our victory. That's why we raise funds to make their lives better: we buy helmets, bulletproof vests, first-aid kits, sleeping bags, and other necessities.
Educational programs of Plast are based on the scouting method for children from 2 to 17 years old. We create conditions, in which they can experience incredible adventures, and through play, gain new knowledge and experience, develop physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.
programs for adults
Adults, over the age of 18, join Plast as volunteers who implement educational programs for children. Through various training programs, we teach them how to work with children, organize events, manage educational groups, etc.
Does Plast continue to work with children during the war?
Does Plast cooperate with other scouting organizations?
Does Plast exist in other countries?Learn more
Plast continues to fulfill its main goal — to develop children and youth under all circumstances. Unfortunately, half of the territory of Ukraine is under constant shelling. In this part, face-to-face classes with children stopped completely, as most families were forced to leave their homes and flee abroad. For those who remain, we attempt to continue online classes.
In the territories that are less exposed to shelling from the Russian side, we continue our activities in premises that have bomb shelters in case of air raids.
Adults in Plast talk to children about the war, help them adapt psychologically and do everything possible to create an environment of calm, support and friendship for them even in war conditions.
Of course, during the 110-year history of its existence, Plast scouts have cooperated with many scouts from various scouting organizations. We are sincerely grateful to you, friends, that you are with us always, especially now, when Ukrainians must win back their independence for once and for all. Your support enables us to continue helping children and youth grow and change the world for the better.
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Yes, Plast exists in more than 27 countries of the world.
When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, Plast was banned, and Plast members were persecuted. Having found themselves in exile in other countries, Ukrainians united around Plast. This is how Plast centers began to appear all over the world.
Also, after February 24, many scouts were forced to leave their homes and go abroad, joining Plast centers in different countries. We make every effort to conduct activities, trainings, and camps for them, even in such circumstances.
We thank all representatives of world scouting who support us and involve our children in their activities.
We develop children and youth for the development of Ukraine!
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ukraine
We have been jointly organizing camps for children from areas close to the frontline since 2015. We also assist Ukrainians who reside near war zones with humanitarian aid.
The anti corruption initiative of the EU in Ukraine for the purchase of armor that has saved over 300 lives.
United Help Ukraine
At the beginning of the war, UHU became one of the first who helped scout-soldiers, so that all of them can return home alive.
Together with Nova Ukraine, Plast organizes camps for children and also delivers food to hot spots in Ukraine, in order to help Ukrainians.
Canada - Ukraine Foundation
Together, we deliver packages of food for Ukrainians who live near active battle zones.
With the support of ZHP, close to 1500 children were able to safely participate in camps in Poland. We are thankful for the support and multi year assistance of our friends, within the scope of the “Flames of Brotherhood” campaign.
We thank our friends at C.N.G.Е.I for the opportunity for 100 cub scouts to participate in camps at the facilities this organization has in Italy. The children were able to spend time in an atmosphere of friendship and support.
With the support of Italian scouts, Plast cub scouts were able to hold their camps in safety- at the bases of fellow scouts in Italy, continuing their renewal and development even during wartime.
We would like to thank our scouting friends for years of long-standing friendship, for humanitarian aid and for the opportunity to camp for over 300 kids from Plast. This scouting friendship is strong and reliable, and every plast member in Ukraine feels this way.
Junak - chekh scouting
With the support of our scout friends from the Czech Republic, 32 scouts from Plast visited Prague for the Central European Jamboree, gaining new knowledge and impressions in a friendly setting.
Swedish scouts invited over 50 Ukrainian scouts for the World Jamboree, sharing their support during difficult times.
Lithuanian scouts invited 20 scouts from Ukrainian Plast to experience the enriching atmosphere of camping, learning new skills, gathering insights and making new friends.
Žemaitijos skautų organizacija
Together with Lithuanian scouts, 14 Ukrainian scouts had an unforgettable camp. We are thankful for the warm welcome of our children into a home like setting.
With the company Consult Red, we provide humanitarian support to Ukrainians who live in hot spots or who have limited resources who can not provide for the essentials of life independently.
Razom for Ukraine
Jointly with this fund, we provide humanitarian aid to thousands of Ukrainians who have suffered during this war.
Thanks to Solanus GBMH more than 50 members of Plast and other Ukrainians got first-aid kits with all the necessary components to save their lives.
Jetlagfestival helped us to save the lives of Ukrainian scouts in the military. Thank you for your help and standing with Ukraine.
We want to thank Finnish scouts Partio for providing Plast сub scouts with goods & base for camping and living in Finland. Everyday we had ceremonials with two flags – Ukrainian and Finnish.
A law of Ukraine
On January 13, 2020, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, signed a Law on the scouting movement. This document officially certifies that Plast is historically an organization that was created, and continues to create scouting history for Ukraine during the last 110 years.
The Order "For Merit" 3rd degree
On December 5, 2019, on the International Volunteer Day, the Chairman of Plast, Stanislav Andriychuk, was given this award for his significant personal contribution to the development of the volunteer movement of Ukraine.
The Golden Heart
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, presented the Golden Heart award to Natalka Nagulyak, a doctor and a volunteer. More than 17 tons of medical aid passed through her hands and were provided by hospitals, polyclinics, military hospitals and mobile medical battalions.
Award of Blessed Omelyan Kovch
On October 6, 2021, Plast received the Omelyan Kovch award from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for service to Ukrainian values.
Certificates of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
On April 12, 2019, Plast scouts Maksym Shvets, Maksym Potapchuk and Vadym Ovcharenko received certificates for their contribution to the development of Plast in eastern Ukraine.
Thanks from the community
On September 11, 2021, the mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovy, presented his appreciation for Plast members Marta Benyo, Anastasia Slyusarenko and Sofia Danilysa for their contribution to the development of the city.
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