Following the oppressions of the Nazi and Communists, many Eastern European Scouting movements rose anew in Displaced Persons (DP) camps out of the ashes of World War II. The Scouts provided important civil functions within the camps, and were honored on local camp issues that were used to carry mail often beyond the confines of the camp. Later, in overseas refugee settlements special commemorative labels were used to raise funds for the national Scout program now also in exile.
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Scouting Abroad and in Exile The Pine Tree Web