In Sri Lanka the scout movement was started in 1912. Since then the scout movement in Sri Lanka have produced a large no of King’s, Queen’s and President’s Scouts. There is a saying among scouts that is ‘once a scout is always a scout’. In 22nd February 1999, the Chief Commissioner / Queen’s Scout, Mr. K. H. Camillus Fernando had formed a Guild to bring all King’s Queen’s & President’s scouts who are won the highest Award in senior scout section of Sri Lanka in to one roof .
The Guild was officially registered in 2001 February 22nd by the 25 founder members with the three prime objectives, the first idea was to develop brotherhood and to encourage ,forester and promote close relations amongst the kings Queen’s and present President’s scouts in Sri Lanka and any other country wishing to join. Secondly to assist and support the uplift-man of Sri Lanka Scout Movement and World scout movement, Thirdly ,to assist in training of senior scouts to win the President scout awarded and encourage members of the guild to take interest to train and program for this purpose
Source : http://scoutguild.lk/
GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE GUILD
(From the Constitution – Section 3)
3.0.1 To develop brotherhood and to encourage, foster and promote close relationships amongst the King’s Scouts, Queen’s Scouts and President’s Scouts in Sri Lanka and any other country wishing to join.
3.0.2 To assist and support the upliftment of Sri Lanka Scout Movement and World Scout Movement.
3.0.3 To make representations at national level for producing of President’s Scouts in Sri Lanka qualitatively and quantitatively.
3.0.4 To assist in training of Senior Scouts to win the President’ Scouts Award and to encouragement members to the Guild to take interest to train and prepare programmes for this purpose.
3.0.5 To express opinions and act suitably on issues of relevance to the Guild, the members and national interest.
HONOURARY FELLOWS OF THE SLQPS GUILD MEMBERSHIP
Late GEORGE R. SAMARASINGHE King’s Scout FADC, Colombo District
Late B.D. PATRICK King’s Scout St. John’s College, Panadura
VINCENT MENDIS King’s Scout Pannipitiya
L.S. AMARARATHNA King’s Scout Wattala
SUGATH KULATHUNGA King’s Scout Colombo-05
M.M.M. PREMARAJA SENARATHNA King’s Scout Panadura
HAMZA DAWOODBHOY (Sea Scout) King’s Scout Colombo Sea Scouts
FOUNDER VICE PATRON
2001 CAMILLUS FERNANDO Queen’s Scout Former Chief Commissioner
2001 LEONARD R. ALBERT Queen’s Scout Former President, SLSA
2004 SANATH ROHANA WICKRAMASINGHE President’s Scout Former HQ Commissioner
2007 SRINATH GOONERATHNE President’s Scout Vice President, SLSA
2010 JANAPRITH S. FERNANDO President’s Scout International Commissioner