Ukrainian Youth Association

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Spilka Ukraïns'koï Molodi
Spilka Ukraïns'koï Molodi.svg
Country Ukraine
Founded 1925
Affiliation Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists
Website
Spilka Ukraïns'koï Molodi
 Scouting portal

The Ukrainian Youth Association, commonly referred to as CYM (Ukrainian: Спілка української молоді, Spilka Ukraïns'koï Molodi), is a scouting organization in Ukraine, Argentina, Australia,[1] Belgium,[2] Canada, Estonia,[3] France,[2] Great Britain,[4] Germany,[5] and the United States,[6] affiliated with the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. The organization plans to create units in New Zealand.[7]

History[edit]

The Ukrainian Youth Association was founded in Ukraine in 1925 by Mykola Pavlushkov, who envisioned a rebirth in the Ukrainian diaspora after World War I and sought Ukrainian independence.

Program sections[edit]

  • Sumeniata (youngest members) - ages 3 to 5
  • Molodshe Yunatstvo (younger members) - ages 6 to 12
  • Starshe Yunatstvo (older members) - ages 13 – 17
  • Druszynnyky (Councillors/Leaders) - ages 18 – 49
  • Seiniory (Seniors) - ages 50+

A Ukrainian who attributes themselves to the СУМ organization is named Sumivets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About CYM Australia". CYM Australia. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Munich: Paying our Respects". CYM. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Europe's Ukrainian Youth Organizations Meet in Bulgaria". CYM. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  4. ^ "About CYM in Great Britain". CYM Great Britain. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  5. ^ "CYM Deutschland". CYM Deutschland. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  6. ^ "About CYM-USA". CYM-USA. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  7. ^ "CYM Australia National Executive visits New Zealand...". CYM Australia. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 

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