53rd Colombo Scout Camporee | Sunday Observer

53rd Colombo Scout Camporee

The 53rd Colombo Scout Camporee was held at the Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo from August 9-14, 2018. According to the organiser, Assistant District Commissioner Eng. Amil Abeysundara, the theme of the camp was 'Today’s Scouts – Tomorrow’s Legends' and some of the key features of this year's Camporee was to educate the youth on implications of using dangerous drugs, dangers of social diseases such as AIDS, rights of a child, social integration, protecting our environment, training in vocations such as electrical, culinary, Information Technology, amateur radio, television broadcasting and other vocations.

Several activities designed by the Sri Lanka Army was carried out for the Scouts including visits to the irrigation exhibition, Natural History museum, planetarium, wetland park, Sri Lanka Parliament and other adventure activities. A cycle race, football, volleyball tournaments, campfire and a musical talent show conducted by the organising team to build brotherhood and friendship among the campers were held.

The Singithi Scouts and the Cub Scouts visited the park on 12th and 13th and special activities were organised to keep the youngsters entertained with story telling by popular television entertainers, games, skill development activities, music and dancing. On 13th the Cub Scouts (aged 7-11 years) reached Open Air Theatre in a procession walking around Vihara Maha Devi Park.

The Colombo District was led by District Commissioner Suren Wikkramatilleke. The chief guest was Her Worship the Mayor, Mrs. Rosy Senanayake. - Pix: Ranjith Asanka

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