Girls in pigtails and boys in shorts raised their right arm in salute as they took the oath of loyalty to the Government at a ceremony making the 15th anniversary of the Pioneer Youth Organisation in Sofia this month.
SV INT..Fanfare by young trumpeters.
GV Audience rise applauding.
SV PAN..People applaud.
CU Secretary speaks.
CV Secretary comes forward to receive order.
CV Official embraces secretary, and hands him order.
SV Audience applaud.
SV Young pioneer reports to General.
SV Young pioneer makes pledge.
GV Young pioneers assembled in Freedom Park.
SV Pioneer trumpeters.
SV Young pioneer reports.
SV Young pioneer with hand raised reporting.
CV Woman distributes scarves.
CSV Little girl receives scarf.
CV Children receive scarves.
MV Boy receives scarf.
CV Girl receives scarf and kiss.
CU Boy pioneer.
CU Boy and girl pioneer.
SV PAN..Children advance with wreath
GV PAN..Children advance with wreaths.
CV Children place wreaths on monument.
SV Children by wreaths at base of monument.
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Background: Girls in pigtails and boys in shorts raised their right arm in salute as they took the oath of loyalty to the Government at a ceremony making the 15th anniversary of the Pioneer Youth Organisation in Sofia this month.
Boy trumpeters sounded a fanfare heralding the ceremonial award to the Organisation Secretary of the high Order of the People's Republic of Bulgaria. In Freedom Park the boys and girls then stood in line to receive scarves "symbolising the happy days of Bulgarian children in a happy country."
They saluted Army General Mihailov and in making their pledge gave thanks "to the dear Party for our camps and happy days." Later the young Pioneers in their new scarves laid flowers on the city's Liberty Monument.