The film follows a group of children brought to Victoria who were living in the area impacted by the Chernobyl nuclear incident. They came for rest and respite care as the first trial of this program outside of Europe. This visit operated as part of a UNESCO and World Organisation of the Scout Movement effort. Its success led to an Australia wide trip in 1992.
Chernobyl Children Visit 1992
Chernobyl 1992 : National Program. The visit of children from areas impacted by the Chernobyl nuclear incident to Australia had been initiated two years earlier after the idea of holidays for children outside of the area was raised at the United Nations.After the sucess program in Victoria in 1991, the 1992 activity became a National event of Scouts Australia. The video documents the type of experiences, medical matters and home life presented to the visiting children during their stays.
Scout Showgrounds Rally (1939)
Scenes of the rally of nearly 5000 scouts at the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s showgrounds in 1939 made this the largest display of Scouting since the Centenary Jamboree at Frankston. Watch their display of Scout training to the public.