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Started in Sri Lanka with the prime objective of making “Better use” of the free time of boys, Scouting has grown to be a worldwide movement. The World Scout Movement is now the biggest youth body in the world comprising more than 30 million members. “Smart, Courteous, Obedient, Useful and Trustworthy” citizens have been the marvelous fruit of this movement for the last 105 years, since its inception in 1907 as the brainchild of Lord Robert Baden-Powell.

Scouting, as we all know, is a worldwide movement for youth aimed at producing community-minded, independent and able individuals and young leaders who see beyond sectarianism and narrow self-interest in the ordering of their lives and influencing the lives of people around them.

Among the many Scout Troops in Sri Lanka, the 16th Colombo Scout Troop of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia has performed extremely well over its past 90 years of existence, adhering in line with the above objectives and thus achieving the mission of Scouting, to be regarded as "The Model Scout Group" in the island.

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Scout Investiture – 2015

  “The investiture ceremony is the time when a Scout, by means of the words of the Scout Promise, publicly announces their commitment to the Scout Law. At the ceremony, the Scout makes the Promise to the Scouts and Scouters of their troop and to all the Scouts of the world. It is once the recruit has made the promise that he is a Scout.” An Investiture for the newly joined recruits was held on Saturday the 7th of March 2015 and 6 new recruits got invested and were welcomed by the Group Scout Leader and the Scout Leader. The investiture is the beginning of a special time in a young...

Troop Appointments – 2015

With the dawn of the new year 2015, the 16th Colombo Scout Troop has appointed a new batch of Office Bearers for the year. While we thank the outgoing batch of Senior Scouts for all their efforts and hard work, we wish the new batch all the very best and success in carrying out their ventures… Click here to look at the Troop Profile for the year 2015…...

2015 – The beginning of a new era

Prof. Indra de Soysa – End of an era for STC Mount Lavinia… Prof. Indra de Soysa, the 18th Warden of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, left College last year after concluding an outstanding term as the Warden of S. Thomas’ College. He had an exemplary personality, who, in his short but illustrious tenure, rendered an invaluable service to his Alma Mater. There is no doubt that he touched each heart of thousands of Thomians he met with the simple smile he had on his face, always… You would be remembered forever in our hearts. Thank you very much Sir for what you’ve done… We wish you all the very best...


Opening a new chapter in Sri Lankan Scouting… Click here to view the Gallery for Singithi Scouts’ Investiture Ceremony The Inaugural Investiture Ceremony for the first batch of Singithi Scouts took place on the 13th of November 2014 at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia under the distinguished patronage of the First Lady, Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa who graced this memorable occasion as the Chief Guest. This concept, known internationally as Beaver Scouts, comes from the World Organisation of the Scout Movement, which encourages all students between five and a half years to seven years to experience Scouting. S. Thomas’ College was selected to host this ceremony and also to initiate the...

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