Scouting & Cubbing
Group Scout Leader: Mr. Thilak Jayasiri – GSL
The year 2018 was a special year for the College Scouts. A special meeting of the Badulla Scout Association was held at the Keble Memorial Hall on the 9th of March with the participation of the Badulla District Secretary and the Director of Education. Moreover, with the approval of the Badulla Scout Association Mr. R.M. Thilak Jayasiri was appointed the Scout Commissioner of the Badulla District.
Since then, many activities to develop scouting in the college took place including recruiting new scouts and organizing training camps for them.
Mrs. Harshani Mahakumarage was nominated as the Assistant Scout Commissioner for Cub Scouts.
At present, there are students preparing themselves to receive the Presidents’ Award while 6 more students have volunteered themselves for “Scout Walks”. In addition, 40 new students have joined the College Scout Troop.
Every Wednesday, Scout activities are held and new recruits are warmly welcome to join the Scout ranks.
A special Scout group leaders training session was held with the participation of 50 students from neighbouring schools for which 14 Thomian Scouts participated.
On invitation, 16 Thomian Scouts participated in the J.J.P. Dehigama Memorial Challenge Walk organized by the Kingswood College Kandy which was held on the 13th and 14th of October and received certificates.
10 Thomian Scouts participated in a three day special programme jointly organized by the Association of Sri Lanka Scouts for Disaster Management and the Disaster Management Centre, hosted by Dharmaraja College, Kandy from the 21st to 23rd September 2018. The participants received badges and certificates.
The Peedru Camp site of Nuwara Eliya which is the training centre for both scouts and Girl Guide Leaders held a camp from the 6th to the 8th of October after being renovated and 20 Thomian Scouts participated in the programme.
Teacher-in-charge: Mrs. Harshini Mahakumarage & Mrs. Sumi Gnananesan
The Cubbing movement continues to function under the guidance of the teachers in charge and senior Scouts of the College.
The “Singithi Cubbing Movement” was initiated for the first time at the College. Around 50 students from Grade 1 and 2 were enrolled as they got a taste of what cubbing is all about. Mrs. Ishanka Gunathilake and Mrs. S.J.M. Rukshila were instrumental in starting this programme. In the third term, Miss. Neesha Bandara joined the movement.
The cubs also took part in a hike during the second term and were guided by one of the Senior Scouts of the College.