System of education in circle

The smallest but the most important education cell is a little group of Plast members - circle. This circle is a little example of a state, with a full responsibility for each of its members and where everyone has his own useful, exact function.

Being members of a circle, girls or boys choose a leader among them, they make their decisions together, and they share their troubles and success. And that is the way how they develop one of the most important skills for every member of a society - an ability to coo work with other people in their society, to find themselves in this society and to help others to find themselves too.

A circle in Rover Scouts is the most important part in whole Plast organization. In a circle main part of self education is being made, meaning the main activity to help them to develop in a useful way. During their meetings youth gets to know more about the organization of Plast and develops physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. There are different people in a circle that help each other to develop in their work and mind.

Why a circle?

Sign of belonging to a circle
Circle flag

Name and symbols of a circle
Plast circle selects its own name and symbol. Usually it’s a name of an animal, a bird or a plant. A circle can have its own color, flag and totem. Flag is being carried and looked after by the leader of a circle. Totem is being carried by leaders’ first assistant or by any selected circle member.

Traditions of a circle
A circle can create and bring into life its own traditions. For example a circle can have its own song or special ending of its meetings; it can be a special way of opening and closing its meetings or it can be a tradition of having its personal circle camp apart from other bigger camps.

Chores and rights of circle members
Every member of a circle in Rover Scouts

Secretaries in a circle
Members of a circle choose their leaders among themselves - secretaries of their circle; each of those secretaries has to fulfill his responsibilities.

A Circle Leader (“hurtkovyy”)

Circle leader’s assistant / a circle lawyer (“Hurtkovyy suddya”)

Chronicles keeper (“Chronikhar”)

Treasurer (“Scarbnyk”)

A host

Special secretaries (if needed)

Work in a circle is first of all organized on circle meetings. With the help of those meetings circle members are getting used to an ideal Plast member and a citizen. Meetings are once a week and last for 1.5 or two hours. Program of circle meetings is really saturated, it is being prepared by mentor at first and then by youth.

In general meetings consist of following elements:

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