The polish scouting association (ZHP) was formed in Poland in 1910, after Andrew Malkowski translated Sir Robert Baden-Powell’s “Scouting for Boys” (1908). Based upon his experiences throughout his military service in the Boer War, Sir Robert Baden-Powell wrote the ideals for the Scouting movement within his book.
In Australia, instructors from the Polish Scouting Association who emigrated to Australia, first formed scout groups with youth of Polish descent in 1950. The Polish Scouting Association continues to conduct scouting activities in Australia for over 50 years.
Our aims are to develop in the Australian youth of Polish descent the following:
- Physical, intellectual, and moral strength.
- Values embodying good citizenship.
- Love of the natural environment.
- Initiative, self-reliance and organisational skills.
- Knowledge of Polish culture, history and language.
Our aims are achieved using the principles of the Scouting movement via camping, hiking, and bushcraft.
The Polish Scouting Association, ZHP in Australia Inc. is a non profit, community organisation run wholly by unpaid volunteers.
We currently have numerous scout groups in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information on our organisation.