Organizaţia Naţională a Scouţilor din Moldova
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.
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.
Program and ideals
- 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
|Members of the Eurasian Scout Region|