Welcome to the official website of the 16th Colombo Scout Group of S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia

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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 50 million members. “Smart, Courteous, Obedient, Useful and Trustworthy” citizens have been the marvellous 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.

The Troop

The 16th Colombo Scout Troop has over 60 active scouts. The Troop is divided into three senior patrols and five junior patrols. 

The Cub Pack

The Cub Scout Pack of 16th Colombo has over 200 Cubs between the ages of 7 and 11 years of age. 

The Evolution

Since the 16th Colombo Scout Troop was founded nearly a century ago, it has continued to be the island’s leading Scout Troop and has popularly been refered to as ‘The Model Scout Troop.’ The Troop has had a rich history of Scouting at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia.

Virtual Camp

The 16th Colombo Scout Troop successfully conducted Sri Lanka's first ever virtual camp.

SDG Awareness Session – June 6th 2020

A session was held by Dr. Asanka Eriyawa, the Asst. Headquarters Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scout Association and the Better World Framework Coordinator, in order to educate the members of the troop on the Better World Framework and the Sustainable Development...

ESCAPADE At Home “Kids”

“Escapade At Home Kids” was the junior event of the 2nd year of Escapade, which is a fitness oriented event by the scouts of 16th Colombo.  This year it was adapted to the situation in the country due to Covid ’19.  It was held from the 30th April to 3rd May...


The 16th Colombo Scout troop organized an online camp fire on the 16th of May through the Zoom app. It had to take place online due to the prevailing situation of the country. This was the first ever online/virtual campfire conducted by the Troop over its near century...


The Online Vesak card competition was held during the lock down period for The Scouts and The Cub Scouts of Colombo.  This event was held  to bring out the hidden skills of The Scouts  and Cub Scouts . The event was open to all the Scouts on the 2nd of...


Date :-  12th October 2019 Time :- 8.00AM onwards Venue :- S. Thomas' Colllege Mount Lavinia All the participants were present at the main hall. The opening ceremony started at 9:00AM. At the opening event two scouts did a small presentation of how the event was...