SCOUTING IN NICARAUGA
LES ASOCIACION DE SCOUTS DE NICARAGUA
THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION OF NICARAGUA
The Scout movement in Nicaragua was founded in 1937 and has been recognized by the World Bureau (WOSM) since 1948. In 1998, there were 2,298 registered members in all sections.
Training leaders has been one of the Nicaraguan Scouts priorities. Scouts have been active for the good of their society more than in man other countries. They gather used books to sponsor and equip small schools. They have worked in Managua to relieve suffering when the great earthquake of the 1970ís struck and hurricane Fifi wrecked Honduras. Nicaraguan Scouts recently assisted during the disastrous hurricane of 1998, which left thousands dead and many more homeless. They assisted in disaster relief. They were mobilized in the mountainous areas to help with the search for survivors and remove the tons of dirt by hand from the remote highways so that relief and supplies could be brought in. The Scouts were recognized by the government and other world relief organizations for their assistance in the disaster relief, even though many of the Scouts themselves were victims of the hurricane.
Lobatos / Cubs- ages 7 to 10
Scouts- ages 11 to 16
Rovers- ages 17 and older
On my honour I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times and to obey the Scout Law.
A Scout's honour is to be trusted
A Scout is loyal
A Scout's duty is to be useful and to help others
A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout
A Scout is courteous
A Scout is a friend to animals
A Scout obeys orders of his parents, patrol leaders or Scoutmaster without question
A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed
Information was obtained from the Scouts of Nicaragua web page and from individual Nicaraguan Scouts attending the 1998 World Jamboree in Chile.
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Last updated on February 2, 1999