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SCOUTING IN SRI LANKA

SRI LANKA SCOUT ASSOCIATION

Scouting was founded in Sri Lanka in 1912 and received World Bureau (WOSM) recognition in 1953. Membership on January 1, 1998 was 25,288 registered Scouts.

Sri Lanka is a former British colony which gained its independence in 1948.Sri Lanka changed its name from Ceylon in 1972.

Sri Lanka is a multi religious and multi racial country where Scouting has been a great unifying force.

There are various community development projects carried out in cooperation with the government organizations, United Nations and other service organizations.j

Scouting has been introduced into the prisons. It has spread to other institutions such as certified schools. There are also Scout units for handicapped boys such as the blind and deaf and for boys in leprosy hospitals.

Program Sections:

 Cubs- ages 7 to 11

 Scouts- ages 10.5 to 15

 Seniors- ages 15 to 18

 Rovers- ages 18 to 24

Scout Motto:

Sudhanamva

Be Prepared

Scout Oath:

On my honour, I promise to do my best, to do my duty to my religion and country, to help other people at all times and to ovbey the Scout Law.

Scout Law:

 A Scout is trustworthy

 A Scout is loyal

 A Scout is friendly and considerate

 A Scout is a brother to every other Scout

 A Scout is courageous

 A Scout is kind to animals

 A Scout is cooperative

 A Scout is cheerful

 A Scout is thrifty

 A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed

 

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Last updated on September 26, 1999