Scientists from the British universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, after analyzing the 10 of thousands of profiles of British born in November 1958, found that the people who participated in youth movements such as British and American scouts, 50 years have a more stable mentality than their peers who do not join such organizations. This November 10 reported the Russian service of the BBC.

The study was conducted in the framework of the special national programme The National Child Development Study (NCDS), with the support of the Council for economic and social research (ESRC). The results of the study were published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

The study, the data for which was collected from the subjects throughout their life, it turned out that the people who joined youth in any youth organization, the risk of psychological problems such as mood swings or high anxiety, to 50 years on average 15% less.

Membership in organizations that demand such qualities as self-confidence, determination and commitment to learning, helps children to become more resilient to domestic problems and promotes psychological adaptation of children from disadvantaged families, says the official statement on the website of the University of Edinburgh.

Young scouts have a better chance to succeed in life, according to scientists, hoping that the officials responsible for child health, will pay more attention to the voluntary youth programs in the face of rising tensions and insecurity in the society: “Governments and health services worldwide struggle to equalize opportunities of rich and poor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The study – more proof that good leadership can help it.”

We recall that a year ago the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the establishment of a new youth movement for students in schools. According to the published decree, the new structure is called “movement of the Russian school” and created “for the purpose of improving the state policy in the field of education of the younger generation, promoting a personality-based characteristic of the Russian society system of values”.

This movement actually replaces the all-Union pioneer organization, which was formed by the decision of the all-Russian conference of Komsomol may 19, 1922. Until 1924, it bore the name of Roman slave-Gladiator Spartacus, after Lenin’s death, was named leader of the world proletariat. Since may 19 is celebrated as pioneer Day.

The pioneer movement was a continuation of the tradition of the scout movement, which originated in the early twentieth century. The founder of the Russian scout movement, Colonel Oleg Ivanovich pantyukhov c 1919 had the title “Senior Russian scout”. The founder of the scout movement in Moscow is the editor of the magazine “Around the world” Vladimir Popov.

The first scout campfire (or “pioneer”) was lit on 30 April 1909 in the Park of Pavlovsk, suburb of Saint Petersburg. A year later, during the first Petersburg gymnasium was “a Legion of young scouts”, organized by the Latin teacher Vasily Yanchevetsky.

The first Russian scout Handbook was the book “scouting for boys” national hero of Britain by General Robert Baden-Powell, who was the first in the world embodied the idea and the practice of the society of young scouts that belonged to the writer and naturalist Ernest Seton-Thompson. In 1910, this book Nicholas II of great Britain sent his friend. It immediately translated into Russian language and published in the printing house of the Chief of staff.



British scientists have proven that participation in youth organizations extends mental health 10.11.2016

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