The Scout Association of Serbia has a tradition of more than a century. Only four years after the founding of the World Scout Movement in 1907. in London, a scout movement was founded in Serbia as well. The father of scouting in Serbia is considered to be Dr. Milos Dj. Popovic, who founded the first scout company in Belgrade in May 1911, following the example of the scout movement in England, which by that time had already gained followers in other European countries. This event is considered to be the beginning of a scout organization in Serbia, which has developed and progressed since then until today.

For more than 100 years of existence and work of the Association, nine Festivals of the Association of Scouts of Serbia were held, in which over 20 thousand scouts and mountaineers participated.

As part of Mikser’s Design Camp 2021: Ghost Project “New Value”, young designers are encouraged to respond with their innovative solutions to the increased need to stay in nature and turn their experiences into projects that will reduce waste in our environment, giving it new use-value and contributing to raising awareness of the impact of consumerism and waste on the environment, and to point out the importance of circular design for its preservation, after a year of great slowdown caused by the global pandemic.

The subject of the workshop is the design and implementation of functional prototypes of objects that have use-value for life in nature, with the use of discarded secondary materials – spent wooden pallets as basic and waste collected in the vicinity of Zornic house as supplementary material, and use all their attributes to make items that can be used in the outdoors.

During the workshop, the selected participants are placed in a camp where their hosts and mentors – members of the Scout Association of Serbia, pass on the skills needed for camping in nature.

The Ghost Project is an international platform for talented individuals in the field of industrial design. The project was initiated in 2006, as a small local exhibition, and in the following years grew into one of the largest regional talent shows in the field of design, and finally a place for exchanging knowledge, skills, and ideas among young designers and creators of other creative disciplines.

 

The Scout Association of Serbia