Pionýr (Pioneer)

is an organization for children and youth. We focus on non-formal educational activities organized during leisure time (after school, the weekends, or holidays). As an organization with a long tradition based on the Pioneer Movement, we are happy to have members of all ages from many different countries all over the world, searching and longing for knowledge and development. We are an association composed mostly of children and young people, but adult members are welcome too! No matter what background do people have (social, national, religious, or political), joining Pionýr will change their lives in so many positive ways.

We create an environment for many individuals to form independent groups (affiliate organizations) that organize their own activities and structures – sections, teams, clubs, crews, and other forms according to their interests and needs.

We use “playing” as the main educational tool in all aspects.

We are a voluntary and open society – we not only protect the interests of our members, but we also fight for the interests and needs of other children. Our events are open to the general public (mostly children and the youth) to assure them they have a place to grow mature; we pursue edifying, educational, and charity activities.

In all our activities, we emphasize diversity and versatility as a necessary part of the development of children and young people.

What is Pionýr striving for?

We try to fully engage our members and other participants of our events in team activities concerning the abilities and possibilities of each person. In the form of “playing”, we want to show to a child and a young person everything they can use in adult age not only for themselves but also for their close and distant surroundings.

We contribute to an education of a free, independent, fair, active, and fellow feeling people. By these activities and our own example and behavior, we take part in the development of our little members’ personalities. We want to contribute to society and act in eliminating criminality and other socially pathological features.

We create basic conditions that belong to our very important documents – “Convention of the Rights of the Child”, the “Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms”, and similar – are implemented in the minds of the people and that the formal regulations of these documents are not violated.

What is Pionýr aiming for?

We want to enhance this society, our country, and the whole world through the help of our members. We take part in the development of our civil society to become free, democratic, and socially equal. To achieve this, we try to develop autonomous rules and democratic habits of our members in teams on all levels. In our educational projects, we present a secular, non-religious view of the events and the world around us. However, we teach to tolerate other views on human development.

We work for the benefit of the villages, towns, regions, and the whole state – we develop each of these levels to help the public with all our capabilities. We teach our members to be proud of their nationality and of their local customs and we help to create a valuable relationship amongst all people without any prejudice.

We wish to become a fully-fledged partner of the state, schools, and other entities working for the benefits of children and youth people. We do not strive to have a dominant position; we try to create relationships with similar associations and institutions for mutual benefit.