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Nepal Scouts
Nepal Scouts
नेपाल स्काउट
Country Nepal
Founded June 18, 1952
Membership 28,000
Chief Scout Pradip Nepal
Chief Commissioner Shree Ram Lamichhane
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Organization of the Scout Movement
Website
nepalscouts.org.np
Scouting portal

The Nepal Scouts (Devnagari: नेपाल स्काउट) are the national Scouting and Guiding organization of Nepal. Scouting and Guiding was founded in Nepal in 1952 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1969 and of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1984. The organization serves 16,399 Scouts (as of 2008)[1] and 11,962 Guides (as of 2003).

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History

Historic membership badge of the India branch of the Scout Association-note modern Nepal is included in the map upon which the fleur-de-lis is superimposed

As part of the 2007 Centenary, Nepal renamed Urkema Peak in the Himalayas to Baden-Powell Peak.[2]

Program

Program emphasis is on handicrafts, hiking, camping, nature conservation and community development. Service activities include adult literacy campaigns, food production, child vaccination and drug abuse education. Relief operations are mobilized during earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires and other natural disasters.

Scout activities are organized jointly, but training, camping and other aspects of the program are separate for boys and girls.

Under the national education system, university students on the masters level are required to serve in a village for a year. These students are given an orientation, including Scout training.

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Sections

  • Cubs-ages 7 to 11
  • Scouts-ages 12 to 16
  • Rovers-ages 17 to 25

Scout Mottoes

  • Cubs: सक्दो कोशिस गर Sakdo Kosis Gara (Do Your Best)
  • Scouts: तयार होऊ Tayar Hou (Be Prepared)
  • Rovers: सेवा Sewa (Service)

Emblem

The membership badge of the Nepal Scouts incorporates elements of the flag of Nepal, and both the trefoil representing the girls and the fleur-de-lis representing the boys. The highest rank is the Everest Scout.

International Scouting units in Nepal

Nepal has active expatriate Scout groups, among these are American Boy Scouts in Kathmandu, the Direct Service Pack and Troop 900, sponsored by the Lincoln School, linked to the Direct Service branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world.

References

  1. ^ "Triennial Report 2005-2008". World Organization of the Scout Movement. http://scout.org/en/content/download/11615/94838/file/Triennial_Report_EN.pdf. Retrieved 2008-07-13.  
  2. ^ "Baden Powell Peak in Langtang region". Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure. http://www.explorehimalaya.com/baden-powell-peak-report.php. Retrieved 2008-08-06.  



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