The motto of the first scouts-type organisation, which was formed by Robert Baden-Powell, and other organisations of that kind of some other countries is “Be prepared”.
Plast members (Ukrainian scouting organisation) use the motto “SKOB”, which happens to be a direct translation of the eagle species “Osprey”. Plast members took it for their symbol.
The letters of Ukrainian name of that eagle are the first letters of four words, which express essential signs of a nice Plast member or tell him how to be one:
Sylno (Strongly) in your body and mind
Krasno (Beautifully) in your soul
Oberezhno (Carefully) in your ideas and plans
Bystro (Speedily) in your thoughts and deeds
Picture symbols of those Plast symbols are oak leaf, guelder-rose bunch, death-cup and lightening.
Oak – a hard (strong) tree, which is why his leaf has become a symbol of strength.
With berries of guelder-rose thousands of years people decorated wreath, hair, etc. Guelder-rose is a symbol of beauty.
Death-cup – a poisons mushroom you have to be cautious with, that is why it’s a symbol of being careful (cautious).
Lightening – with its speed is a symbol of being fast.