A. B. Svojsík - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 03.889 E 014° 25.035
33U E 458292 N 5545999
A. B. Svojsík was the founder of the scout movement in Czechslovaquia and he is buried in the cemetery of Vysehrad.
Waymark Code: WM192AP
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/13/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Svojsík went to England, where he visited a scout camp. He was very interested in the new methods of educating the youth, so after returning to Prague, began to translate the work of Baden Powell.

In 1912 he published the book Basics of Junák (Czech scout organization) and during the holidays he led his first scout camp near Lipnice Castle.

On June 15, 1914, he founded the independent scout association Junák.

In 1915, he started publishing the magazine Junák.

In 1918, there were 300 scouts in Prague: Nowadays there are over 73000 scouts in Czech republic.
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Date of birth: 09/05/1876

Date of death: 09/07/1938

Area of notoriety: Education

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 8 to 5 every day

Fee required?: No

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