- October 26, 2012
A meeting of the Polish Scout Association in Lithuania
The Polish Scout Association in Lithuania is one of the largest and most dynamic Polish organizations in Lithuania. It brings together more than a half thousand children and youngsters from Vilnius and Vilnius County. Last Sunday, a reporting-electoral meeting was held; it is convened every two years.
“Over the next two years we don’t expect any radical changes”, said Adam Błaszkiewicz, the scoutmaster of the Polish Scout Association in Lithuania. “Most probably, some cosmetic changes will be introduced to the statute, but perhaps before the next meeting”.
During Sunday’s meeting a new government was elected. Invariably, Adam Błaszkiewicz remains the head of the group. As he noted, the authorities changed only in “forty percent and the rest remained the same”.
Scouting in Lithuania was reborn in 1989, together with the rebirth of the nation. In 1989 first Polish instructors arrived in Vilnius offering their help in the creation of the Polish Scouting. Then, the first scouts groups were founded in schools. The Polish Scout Association is an educational organization which brings together children and youth. Educational work is carried out by young instructors, basing on the Scout and Guide Law and Promise. Scouts try to pursue their aims expressed in the idea of serving God, Homeland and Neighbour. The Polish Scout Association in Lithuania operates in Vilnius and the surrounding areas, mainly in areas inhabited by indigenous Polish minority. In its traditions, the Association refers to the times of the Vilnius Scouts Group, which existed before World War II.
Tłumaczenie Ewelina Zarembska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Ewelina Zarembska the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.