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Minister of Defence visited the large Defence League youth camp Spectrum

10. July 2018 - 15:13
Minister of Defence visited the large Defence League youth camp Spectrum
Minister of Defence visited the large Defence League youth camp Spectrum

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met yesterday in Lääne-Viru County with members of the Young Eagles and Home Daughters who are participating in the large camp Spectrum.

According to Minister Luik, the camp provides an excellent opportunity for young people to get acquainted with national defence.

‘Non-formal national defence education during basic school age and national defence training in upper secondary school together provide a comprehensive understanding of the basic truths of national defence required for life,’ said Luik.

Luik noted that interest in national defence when young may, in the future, lead to a career in the Defence Forces. ‘Opportunities for creating a very successful career in Estonia are guaranteed,’ he added.

During his visit the Minister of Defence received an overview of the large camp and the activities of the Defence League’s youth organisations and spoke with the young people participating in the camp.

The large camp Spectrum is a part of the patriotic youth education programme initiated by the Ministry of Defence, the goal of which is to promote patriotic values among basic school age youth and to provide them with the opportunity to participate in non-formal education with an orientation towards civic development.

Nearly 1000 young people, along with visiting groups from Poland and Lithuania, are taking part in the camp, located in Lammasmäe, Lääne-Viru County, which started yesterday and will continue on until Friday.

Activities at the camp include an introductory evening for the Defence League’s youth organisations, various tournaments, excursions, hikes, games, joint dances, evening bonfires and workshops.

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