Scouts and Guides mark Baltic Way with video tribute

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Scouts and guides from Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia have been sharing  their experiences via video in tribute to the Baltic Way – the huge  peaceful demonstration for the freedom of the Baltic states from the  Soviet Union - that took place 30 years ago in August 23rd 1989.

Recorded in July 2019, at the ‘JUMP’ – the 4th Baltic Scout and Guide Jamboree (camp) was organised to offer a new generation of young people from the Baltics an opportunity to meet, make new friendships and new ideas and was celebrate the freedom of the three Baltic states.

Despite being born well after the events of 30 years ago, they are clearly fully aware of its importance in their lives, too, explaining themselves in fluent English.

And as the photographs in the video show, many scouts and guides were active participants on August 23, 1989.

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