Baden Powell Day was celebrated by Scouts of Jaffna Central College (known as 1st Jaffna Scout Troop) on Tuesday with full gusto and enthusiasm in the school premises.
Former Troop Leader of 1st Jaffna Scout Troop Mr. S. Sureshkumar attended as the Chief Guest. Jaffna Central College Principal Mr.S.K.Elilveanthan, District Commissioner Mr.Thevaranjan, Asst. District Commissioner Mr.T.Thavagobal, Asst. District Commissioner Dr.Thillaivasan, Asst. District Commissioner Mr.Pakiyarasa Pakiyarajah and Secretary of Old Boys Association Mr. Pratheepan also attended the ceremony.
Scouts from Jaffna Central College and other schools performed various programmes and showed their talents.
Scouting was inaugurated by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 in England. It was introduced in 1912 by late F.G. Stevens. It was first introduced in Jaffna at Central College by the then Principal Rev. E. T. Selbi in 1916.
There are over 45, 000 scots in Sri Lanka.