Landsbergio Skautų Vyčių Burelis

What is a Skautas Vytis?

Lord Baden-Powell first conceived the notion of Rover Scouts in 1918 and the LSS adopted the concept shortly thereafter in Lithuania and called the rank Skautas Vytis. The principle of the Skautas Vytis is a male adult who pledges to live his life according to scouting principles following a rigorous candidate program. The motto of the Skautas Vytis is “Tarnauk” or “To Serve.” To that end you will find a Skautas Vytis in all aspects of the Lithuanian Scouting, be it working with kids, providing a labor force during summer camps, and in general serving the cause of the Lithuanian Scouting movement.

Who is Vytautas Landsbergis?

Professor Vytautas Landsbergis (born 18 October 1932) is a Lithuanian conservative politician and Member of the European Parliament. He was the first head of state of Lithuania after its independence declaration from the Soviet Union, and served as the Head of the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas. Professor Landsbergis is an intellectual who has been active in Lithuania's political arena for almost two decades, and is a world-established politician who has gone down in history as a contributor to the demise of the Soviet Union. He has written twenty books on a variety of topics, including a biography of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, politics, and music.

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