On 19 May 1922, the All-Union Pioneer Organization was founded. The origin of the Pioneer movement comes from the Scouts.
In 1917, there was a relatively extensive network of children’s scout organizations in the USSR; which included about 50 thousand Scouts.
In the midst of the Russian Civil War scouts were helping street children. They organized children’s groups, children militia and social assistance.
At the Congress of Komsomol in 1919, it was decided to disband the scout squads, because many scouts did not want to accept the new Soviet system.
At the same time, in communist circles, there was the need to create their own, communist organization to work with children. The idea was formulated by Nadezhda Krupskaya, Lenin‘s wife.
The remaining scout leaders supported the Komsomol and the Red Army.
They introduced the name “pioneer”. Also, they convinced the Komsomol to keep the scout motto “Be prepared!” and adapt it to “Always prepared!” as the organizational motto and slogan. - 1 hour ago