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Zveza tabornikov Slovenije

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Zveza tabornikov Slovenije (ZTS, Scout Association of Slovenia) is the national Scouting organization of Slovenia. Scouting in Slovenia was started in 1922; ZTS was founded in 1951 as sub-association of Savez Izviđača Jugoslavije. It became independent in 1991 and the 138th member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1994. The coeducational association has 6,357 members (as of 2004).

ZTS cooperates with Združenje slovenskih katoliških skavtinj in skavtov (ZSKSS), which guarantees access to WAGGGS events.

Zveza tabornikov Slovenije is divided into standalone units called "rod" (troops), which are divided into smaller units called "četa" (patrols).

History

Main article at History of Slovenian Scouting

Program

The ZTS is one of the few Scout associations that is still influenced by the ideas of Ernest Thompson Seton and his Woodcraft movement.

Sections

ZTS is divided in five age sections:

  • Murni (Pre Cub Scouts) - younger than 7
  • Medveki in Čebelice (Cub Scouts) - ages 7 to 11
  • Gozdovniki in Gozdovnice (Scouts) - ages 11 to 16
  • Popotniki in Popotnice (Venture Scouts) - ages 16 to 21
  • Grče - 21 and older

Motto

The Scout Motto is "Z naravo k boljšemu človeku!", translating as "With Nature to a Better Person!" in Slovenian.

Scout Law

  • Tabornik je zanesljiv
  • Tabornik je zvest
  • Tabornik je prijazen
  • Tabornik je pripravljen pomagati
  • Tabornik je discipliniran
  • Tabornik je veder
  • Tabornik je pogumen
  • Tabornik je plemenit
  • Tabornik je spoštljiv
  • Tabornik je vedoželjen
  • Tabornik je varčen
  • Tabornik živi zdravo

See also

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