Sri Lanka Scouting advances, conducts two milestone events
For the first time, Sri Lanka Scout Association organised its first 1st Negombo Scout Seaborrette on 6-9 March 2020 in Negombo, Sri Lanka, with more than 1,000 Cubs, Scouts and Rovers participating.
Another first for Sri Lanka was setting up the Better World Tent during the Seaborrette. The tent showcased World Scouting programmes such as Messengers of Peace, Scouts of the World Award, World Scout Environment Program, Scouts for SDGs, HeForShe, and Diversity and Inclusion. A call to action session was also created to inspire Scout groups to align their community services to the world programmes.
A total of 350 Cubs, Scouts and Rovers engaged in module activities designed to give an overall knowledge and practical ideas on the Better World Framework that could be applied on a daily basis, and encouraged them to contribute in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through community service.
World Scout Committee and Deputy Chief Commissioner of SLSA Janaprith Fernando visited the event and highlighted the importance of bringing the initiatives to all levels in Scouting through community engagement and active citizenship.
with reports from Dr. Asanka Eriyawa, Sri Lanka Scout Association