Re: Eastern bloc Scouts
(no name) ((no email))
Fri, 7 Jun 1991 17:40:00 EDT
Nope, Doug was (and is still) correct.
Czech exile Scouts (which is what the program is called in their country until
recently) were in hiding doing Scouting things. If the Communist/Socialist
country caught a youth displaying a Scouting article or the gold and red
neckerchief emblematic of their Scouting program, they could be killed (it was
While attending INTERCAMP 86 in the Netherlands, I met a group of Exiles and
their leader. We traded patches and I have a very interesting soviener...a
leather exileScout camp patch from the country. Some Scout went back to his
hometown with a old green Scout shirt with lots of patches on it (including a
Good thing that things are changing there....huh??
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City