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The Organizaţia Naţională a Scouţilor din Moldova (National Organization of the Scouts of Moldova), the national Scouting organization of the Republic of Moldova, became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1997. The coeducational Organizaţia Naţională a Scouţilor din Moldova has 1,540 members as of 2004.

Scouting was founded in Moldova in 1913 as part of Romania, a founding member of WOSM in 1922, until Scouting was banned by the government of Carol II in 1937.

After the fall of communism, Scouting restarted in Moldova in 1991, but the conflicts of 1992-1993 (see War of Transnistria) greatly slowed its development. In 1994, a national Scout organization was formed, and officially registered under the name Organizaţia Naţională a Scouţilor Din Moldova (in Russian Национальная Скаутская Организация Молдовы).

By 1997, the Scout organization had developed well enough to gain recognition from the World Bureau. On April 18, 1997 the World Organization of the Scout Movement welcomed Moldova as a member country. As of January 1, 1998, the Organizaţia Naţională a Scouţilor din Moldova included 1,540 registered Scouts, boys and girls, in 39 groups throughout the country.

  • 20px In addition, there are USA Girl Scouts Overseas in Chişinău, serviced by way of USAGSO headquarters in New York.

Program and ideals

Sections:

  • Cub Scouts-7 to 11
  • Scouts-12 to 15
  • Rovers-16 to 20

The Scout Motto is "Gata Oricând", translating as "Always Prepared" in Romanian. The Romanian noun for a single Scout is Cercetaş, but in Moldova, 'Scout' is used as frequently.

Scouting in Moldovan subdivisions

  • Scouting may also be developed in the Flag of Gagauzia.svg Gagauzia region, and in 20px the breakaway region of Transdnistria, but at this time no information is known.

See also

External links and references

Members of the Eurasian Scout Region

Full members: Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Moldova | Russian Federation | Tajikistan
Potential members: Belarus | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Turkmenistan | Ukraine | Uzbekistan