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issue date: 9th of may 2007
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This year the worldwide scouting movement celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation. The Association of Public European Postal Operators, PostEurop, declared scouting as the common theme of the 2007 EUROPA issue.
This worldwide education movement was founded in 1907 by the Englishman, Sir Robert Baden-Powell. In the background printing of his book Scouting for Boys he wrote that scouting is education of a good citizen by way of forest wisdom. Scouting met with a tremendous enthusiasm not only in boys but also in girls, and spread rapidly throughout the world. The first Czech scout boy club was set up in 1911 by Professor A. B. Svojsík. The first girl club of the Czech scout movement Junák was set up in 1915 by PhDr. A. Berkovcová. The golden age of the scout movement came after the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic. It enjoyed a great respect and became a school for numerous personalities, such as J. Wolker, A. Rašín, the academic professor J. Charvát, etc. In 1948 the scouting movement was by force integrated into the Czech Youth Association and after two years liquidated. The Czech scouting movement preserved numerous traditional elements, such as the way of camping, a close relationship to the wildlife, romance, serving the neighbours, traditional uniforms. A completely original element, typical for the Czech scouts, is the tent with a wooden substructure invented at a camp led by J. Pulkrábek in 1913. from post.cz