Plastovi ihry ta zabavy [Plast games and activities]. Plast National Scout Organization of Ukraine.

Plastovi ihry ta zabavy [Plast games and activities]

[Neu-Ulm]: U. S. P. E., 1946. Original wrappers. Fair. Item #182

Octodecimo (10 x 14 cm). 22 pages. Text in Ukrainian. Permitted by authority of UNRRA Team 165. Foxing, toning to wrappers; owner inscription in pen to title; small tears to spine; tape repair to rear wrapper.

A handbook published and distributed among the Ukrainian refugees in the displaced persons camps of postwar Germany. Its main goals include nurturing skills (particularly games and outdoor activities), developing moral character and leadership qualities, and fostering a sense of Ukrainian patriotism among Ukrainian young people.

The Plast National Scout Organization of Ukraine, commonly called Ukrainian Plast or simply Plast, is the largest Scouting organization in Ukraine. The organization was founded in Lviv, Austro-Hungarian Galicia in 1911 as the Ukrainian Scout Organization. "Plast re-established itself in the West after the Second World War. The groundwork for the new wave of activity was laid in 1945–8 in the displaced persons camps of Germany. In October 1945 a gathering in Karlsfeld (near Munich) revived SUPE and developed general guidelines for conducting organizational activity in the camps. Plast attracted a membership of approximately 4,800, renewed programs, and resumed its publishing activity (Iunak, Plastovyi shliakh, Hotuis’). Subsequent gatherings in 1947 and 1948 established more formal organizational structures (specifically the Plast International Council, or HPR, and the Plast International Executive, or HPB) and guidelines for developing Plast branches (stanytsi) in the West. After the mass resettlement of Ukrainians in 1948–52, Plast branches were established in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and the United States." (Encyclopedia of Ukraine)

OCLC shows three copies, as of April 2020.

Price: $250.00