Savjet izviđačkih organizacija u Bosni i Hercegovini
|Savjet izviđačkih organizacija u Bosni i Hercegovini|
Council of Scout Associations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Affiliation||World Organization of the Scout Movement|
The Savjet izviđačkih organizacija u Bosni i Hercegovini (Council of Scout Associations in Bosnia and Herzegovina), the national federation of two Scouting organizations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was founded in 1999 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement that year. The coeducational Council of Scout Associations in Bosnia and Herzegovina has 1,901 members as of 2008.
History of Scouting in Bosnia
Scouting under the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in 1915. In his book, What Scouts Can Do: More Yarns, Baden-Powell wrote about Bosnia before the First World War; in a section "Biking in Bosnia" he provides a fascinating picture of this war-torn land. Bosnia-Herzegovina, as part of Yugoslavia, helped found the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922 and remained a member until Scouting in Yugoslavia was coopted by the Tito government in 1950 into Savez Izviđača Jugoslavije, at which time WOSM membership was forfeited.
The Council of Scout Associations in Bosnia and Herzegovina comprises Savez Izviđača Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (Scout Association of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Savez Izviđača Republike Srpske (Scout Association of the Republic of Srpska). Both Scout Associations agreed to work together to form a federation and join WOSM together, and met to finalize matters presented to WOSM for consideration of membership. WOSM granted full membership to Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 1999. The ultimate goal of the two councils is to form into one when stable political situations in the area allow.
Earlier in the decade, renewed fighting in Bosnia and Herzegovina led to the decision that it was too dangerous for a contingent from Bosnia and Herzegovina to travel to the World Jamboree, held in the Netherlands, 2-12 August 1995.
The Scout Motto is Буди Спреман (Budi Spreman), translating as "Be Prepared" in the dialect of each ethnic group. The noun for a single Scout is interchangeably Skaut and Izviđač.
Scout associations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- The Council of Scout Associations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (WOSM umbrella federation, 1,514 members)
- In addition, there are Bosnian Scouts-in-Exile units existing in Ireland.
- Cub Scouts/Poletarac-ages 7 to 10
- Scouts/Izviđači-ages 11 to 20
The membership badge of the council is often seen in black-and-white so as not to show ethnic leaning of the various groups. The emblem of Savez Izviđača Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine incorporates the gold-on-green color scheme of the coat of arms of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the maple leaf design of the original Savez Izviđača Jugoslavije. The emblem of Savez Izviđača Republike Srpske incorporates elements of the coat of arms of Republika Srpska.
- Scout Association of Republika Srpska emblem.png
Savez Izviđača Republike Srpske
- Savez Izviđača Republike Srpske alternate.png
alternate badge of Savez Izviđača Republike Srpske
- Bosnian Scouts-in-Exile.png
Bosnian Scouts-in-Exile emblem
- "Triennial Report 2005-2008". World Organization of the Scout Movement. http://scout.org/en/content/download/11615/94838/file/Triennial_Report_EN.pdf. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
- Scout Association of the Republic of Srpska
- Partially distilled from Eurofax, the monthly newsletter of the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), produced by the European Scout Office and is distributed by fax to all member associations in the European Scout Region and the Europe Region WAGGGS, and others. Scouting is mentioned in the Bosnian language Wikipedia article on the town of Banovići.