Scouting from its foundation until today as one of its objectives puts the education of children and youth conscious and active citizens in local , national and international community. One of the basic skills to develop methods of Scouting - the ability to hear and understand the mind of another. But when this idea sit outside and also by armed intervention - we can not stand by .
Therefore, we condemn the actions of the government and the Russian troops and pro-Russian forces in the Crimea and Ukraine urge the authorities and the international community to use all possible means to deter armed aggression and encroachment on the territory of a sovereign state.
We encourage all scout organizations the world, including Russian scouts , refer to the management of their countries to take measures to prevent bloodshed and to defend the inviolability of the borders of Ukraine . No political goal does not justify the harm to health or death of people. No child should not become an orphan because of someone's unhealthy geopolitical ambitions.
We call on the Ukrainian diaspora in the world with a request to use all possible methods of influence on their fellow citizens, so that they expressed support for Ukraine , and the governments of the residence demanding action against armed intervention. Actively urge to picket the Russian embassy and representative offices around the world - Russia should feel that aggression will be punished.
We offer our adult membership as much as possible to participate in the Crimean support measures , including volunteer to welcome families with children and the elderly, who , if necessary, will be evacuated from the peninsula. Also be prepared to perform the material and financial support to the Crimea and all its needy residents. If you have friends in the Crimea - call, express their support - they are now at the forefront of the struggle for our independence from you .
For its part, expresses its support for all the inhabitants of the Crimea , Balaklava that as residents take to the streets and try to hold back the invaders armed force of action. We are proud of you , our fellow citizens . Whatever language you speak , what would God do not pray - we are in a single sovereign Ukraine .
President of Organization of Ukrainian Scouts Alexander Matsiyevskyy
National Council of Ukrainian Scouts