Czech Republic Youth Group Uniforms




Figure 1.--The BVU is a uniformed group currently active in the Czech Republic, but I know nothing about them at this time.

The Czech Republic was formed from the Czech areas of Czechoslovakia after Slovakia withdrew (1989). We know that the Boy Scouts continued, but as a Czech organization. We believe there is only one Scout association in the country. We have virtually no information about the Czech Scouts at this time. We also note a Czech Hiking Club. They are organized something like the Scouts with diffeent levels, but they do not have a uniform like Scouts. We do not know of any other youth groups at this time.

Boy Scouts

The Czech Republic was formed from the Czech areas of Czechoslovakia after Slovakia withdrew (1989). We know that the Boy Scouts continued, but as a Czech organization. We believe there is only one Scout association in the country. We have virtually no information about the Czech Scouts at this time.

Hiking Clubs

We also note a Czech Hiking Club. They are organized something like the Scouts with different levels, but they do not have an elaborate uniform like Scouts. One photograph does show the boys wearing olive green shirts. One of the groups provides a description, "We do not know of any other youth groups at this time.We are the LESANI boys hiking troop (similar to a boy scout troop) from the Czech Republic, in the heart of Europe. Our club was founded in 1976 by Red and is now made up of over 20 boys from 9 to 16 years of age and 4 adult leaders from 20 to 28 years of age. We are member of the Association of Youth Hiking Troops in the Czech Republic (A-TOM). The boys are divided amongst three smaller groups - Bears, Chamoisís and Condors. Each group has its own boy leader: an older boy with the most experience and the ability to lead his group. We meet every Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm in our clubroom; usually 20 boys are in attendance. We play games but also teach the boys important things and plan and organize our trips. Each smaller group has its own separate meeting, Condors on Monday, Chamoisís on Tuesday and Bears on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm. So, every boy joins our activities twice during the school week. Once a month we go on a weekend hike. During the winter, we mostly go to a hut in the mountains."

BVŕ

There is also a uniformed Czech group called the BVŕ, but I have no information on them.I am not even sure what BVŕ stands for. Hopefully our Czech readers will provide us some iunformation.






HBU





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