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SCOUTING IN EL SALVADOR

ASOCIACION DE SCOUTS DE EL SALVADOR

SCOUT ASSOCIATION OF EL SALVADOR

Scouting in El Salvador is open to all youngsters regardless of race, religion or nationality.

Scouting was officially founded in 1938 and quickly grew. In 1940, El Salvador Scouts were admitted into the World Bureau (WOSM). Today (2/98), there are 4,180 registered members in all sections.

The program emphasis is on conservation, ecology and community service. The program is continually changed to adapt to the needs of the youth in the country.

Scouts are working to promote peace and have been involved with UNICEF on refugee projects. They worked with the Red Cross during the many disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

Program Sections:

 Castores/ Beavers- ages 4 to 6

 Lobatos/ Cubs- ages 7 to 11

 Scouts- ages 11 to 16

 Rovers- ages 17 to 21

Scout Motto:

Siempre Listo

Always Prepared

Scout Oath:

Por mi honor prometo, hacer cuanto de me dependa para, cumplir mis deberes para con Dios y la patria, ayudar al projimo en toda circunstancia y cumplir fielmente la Ley Scout.

Scout Law:

 El Scout cifra su honor en ser digno de confianza

 El Scout es leal con Dios, patria, padres, jefes y subordinados

 El Scout es util y ayuda a los demas sin pensar en recompensa

 El Scout es amigo de todos y hermano de todo Scout sin distincion de credo, raza, nacionalidad o clase social

 El Scout es cortes y caballeroso

 El Scout ve en la naturaleza la obra de Dios, protégé a los animales y plantas

El Scout obedece sin replicar, hace las cosas en orden y completas

 El Scout sonrie y canta en sus dificultades

 El Scout es economico, trabajador y cuidadoso del bien ajeno

 El Scout es limpio y sano en pensamientos, palabras y acciones

Information was obtained from WOSM reports and publications.

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Last updated on September 1998