Senior Scout

Senior Scout Section can be started in 14 ½ to 18 years.

Colour : Maroon
Units : Senior Scout Troop – Each Troop consists of Patrols
Patrol : Each Patrol consists of 6 – 8 Scouts.

Objectives of Senior Scout Section

To achieve the Personal development of School Children of 14 1/2 – 18 years in physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural educational objectives. To help build character.by admiring nature, reading Scouting for Boys Book, playing games, camping and participating in Explorer and Adventure activities. To build Character using the progressive Badge system of Scout Master’s Award, Group Scout Master’s Award, District Commissioner’s Award, Bushman’s Thong and President’s Award. To bring out the talents through the 52 Senior Scout Proficiency badges and 3 International Badges.

Scout Promise

I promise to do my best
To do my duty to my religion and country
To help other people at all times
To obey 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 courteous
A scout is kind
A scout is obedient
A scout is cheerful
A scout is thrifty
A scout is clean in thought word and deed

Scout Motto

“Look Wide”

How to start a Senior Scout Troop (Unit)

A Scout Master or Mistress who has followed Phase I Introductory Course can start a Senior Scout Troop. There should be a minimum of 12 or maximum of 40 children. In a Troop(Unit) there can be several Patrols . In each Patrol there can be 6 – 8 scouts. Each Patrol can have names of National Heroes.

Senior Scout Uniform

Proficiency Badge System

52 Proficiency Badges and 3 International Badges

Reference Books for Senior Scout Section

Scout Programme Book
Scouting for Boys Book
World Scout Envcironment Programme Book
Scout Progress Card
Scout Games Book
Senior Scout Proficiency Badge Syllabus
Scout Songs Book and CDs

Senior Scout Progressive Badge System

Membership Badge

Scout Master’s Award

Group Scout Master’s Award

District Commissioner’s Award

Bushman’s Thong Award

President’s Award

Methods of Training

Conducting an outdoor meeting for 2 hours by a Phase I trained Scout Master or Mistress. The meeting should be according to the Scout Programme.

  • Air Scouting
  • Sea Scouting

Air Scouting

Air Scouts are being trained on aviation and flying-based activities with the support of Sri Lanka Air Force. In addition, Air Scouts follow the same Scouting activities and badge schemes as normal Scouts, Further, Air Scouts under go aeronautical and technical training of aircraft, Design Model Aircraft, Design UAVs, Design quadrocopters, Air Cargo Operation, Aircraft under wing operation and Airport management. Air Scouts have different uniform as Air Scouts in other countries. 

Senior Air Scout Uniform

Airman Group Junior Badges

Airman Award

Sea Scouting

Records say that Sea Scouting has been in operation in Sri Lanka since 1932. Sri Lanka Navy provides the resources, facilities and training on sea activities at the request of the Scout Leaders through the District Commissioner. SLSA organizes orientation programs and workshops for Sea Scouts and prospective Leaders, with the support of Sri Lanka Navy when need arises. They undergo special training on navigation, sailing, technical part on boat mechanisms, etc. Sea Scouts are following similar badge and activity schemes as scouts but with a special emphasis on sailing, canoeing, boating and water-based activities in the sea, rivers or lakes.

Junior Sea Scout uniform

Seaman Group Proficiency Badges

Seaman Award