Youth organization “Plast – National Scout Organization of Ukraine” is a voluntary, non-political, non-confessional, non-profitable and independent all-Ukrainian organization, which extends its activity to the whole territory of Ukraine.
Plast as a part of scout movement appeared in Ukraine in 1911, but the day of organisation`s birth is considered April 12, 1912. In that day the group of scouts had composed the first plast oath, that`s why this day is also called “The day of the first plast`s oath”. The founders of Plast were Olexandr Tysovskyi, Ivan Chmola and Petro Franko.
There is an educational method which functions to reach educational goals of Plast. The main principles of the method are voluntary membership in the organization, education through games and work, gradual engagements and tests, group system of self-organization, knowledge of environment through living in nature, support for special hobbies, interests and abilities of young people.
scouts of all ages
Plast is the biggest youth organization of the country: 137 branches of the organization function in 23 areas of Ukraine. Plast unites more than 8 thousand scouts of all ages: from 6 years old cub scouts to oldest senior scouts.
Plast organizes yearly a lot of camps including specialized camps in horse riding, rafting, military trainings, mountain trips etc. Different educational events, sport\art competitions are also organized by the organization. Ofcourse Plast takes part in world\regional\local Jamborees and events, such as Intercamp and the Bethlehem Peace Fire.
Among the alumnuses of Plast are such people as Lyubomyr Huzar, Yaroslav Ajnyuk, Katherine Vynnyk, Bogdan Havrylyshyn, Boris Lushniak, Chrystia Freeland, Nastya Stanko, Boris Yudyak, Solomiya Bobrovska, Lyubomyr Romanankiv. Plast members were active participants in the Revolution of Dignity and protect Ukraine as soldiers in the East of the country.
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