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SCOUTING IN ALBANIA

ORGANIZATA SKAUTISTE SHQIPTARE BESA SKAUT ALBANIA

ORGANIZATION OF ALBANIAN HONORABLE SCOUTS

 

Scouting was founded in Albania in 1920 and a member of the World Organization, 1922-1937. In 1937, Scouting was banned by King Zog and recognition by WOSM was withdrawn. In 1939, Albania was invaded by Italy and at the end of World War II, occupation Russia who installed a communist government.

With the fall of communism in 1989, Albanian Scouting is reestablished. Scout groups sprang up in major cities. Scouting struggles today due to political unrest, poor economic conditions and lack of government recognition and support.

Albania was accepted as a member of WOSM in July 1999 at the World Scout Conference in South Africa.


Program Sections: Program Sections:

 Cubs- ages 6 to 11

 Scouts- ages 12 to 15

 Seniors- ages 16 to 18

 Rovers- ages 18 and older


Scout Motto:

Ji Gati Be prepared


Scout Oath:

On my honour I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times and to obey the Scout Law.


Scout Law:

A Scout's honour is to be trusted

A Scout is loyal

A Scout's duty is to be useful and to help others

A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout

A Scout is courteous

A Scout is a friend to animals

A Scout obeys orders of his parents, patrol leaders or Scoutmaster without question

A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties

A Scout is thrifty

A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed

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Last updated on September 3, 1999