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26.08.2019 Czech scouts. On our way south through Bohemia we had the opportunity to stay with two Czech scout groups. In Kosova Hora we were helped by several locals to find Tereza, who is a leader in the local scout group. They have their rooms in the train station, which is simple but very cozy. Besides the train station there is a garden which they can also use for group activities. The group of Kosova Hora has about 60 members and has existed for about 100 years and is thus older than the national scouting association we belong to in Germany (DPSG, founded in 1929). Yesterday we then reached Jindrichuv Hradec, where a troop of girl guides around Eliska was planning the activities for the upcoming months at their multi-level scout house. They welcomed us and showed us their facilities – every troop has its own room and there is another spacious room with a fireplace. This group, which counts 200 members today, has also been around for a century. We were very impressed by the long traditions of the groups we encountered, given that ours was only founded in 1998. In Schrozberg we have about 100 members and meet in two rooms and a garden belonging to our local church. To us, Czech scouting activities seem to be very similar to ours, except for an inspiring system of merit badges (e.g. in woodcraft, first aid, cooking, media), which we do not have in our association. However, we share a similar mentality, and immediately find a common ground and things to share when we meet. Thank you to all the scouts who welcomed us as friends and gave us shelter for a night. Our next destination is Austria. #scoutbound #czechrepublic #czech #warmshowers #europe #tour #balkan #scouts #dpsg #cycling #bike #velo #camping #biketouring #cyclinglife #cyclinglover #touringlife #adventure #lessborderslessvisa

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