Junák – Czech Scouting is, with its more than 60,000 members, the largest civic organization for children and youth in the Czech Republic. Junák is a member of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and operates in accordance with their missions, principles and methods. It is also a member of the organisation of adult Scouts and Guides called the International Scout and Guide Fellowship (ISGF). It is one of the founders of the Czech Council of Children and Youth (CRDM). The Czech Scout movement was founded in 1911 and thus we were happy to celebrate our centenary in 2011/2012.
The mission of the organization is to encourage the development of children’s and young people’s personalities, their spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical skills, so that for their whole life they are prepared to be responsible towards themselves, to others, their country, nature and the whole human society in harmony with the principles established by the founders of the Scout movement.
Junák – český skaut recently finished the process of educational programme renovation. Now we are focusing on reinforcing of the programme implementation on all levels in our association and contineous developmenent of new educational tools. A project for quality assessment has been launched. This will provide all organization units with a set of criteria to evaluate their Scouting activities and subsequently, it would lead to the improvement of quality of Scout programme. In the year 2018 the organization reached 60,522 registered members. The member base has been growing for several years, from 40,000 in 2006.