The Role of Scouts in Nepal
Scouts is an organization for both girls and boys. It teaches them to be disciplined, practical, dutiful and self-sufficient. The founder of scouts was Robert Baden-Powell, a British soldier. He fought in the South African war and was the hero of the siege of Mafeking. However, even though a warrior, he was not a fan of wars. His objective was not to make boys soldiers, but to guide their love of adventure and heir many instincts to turn them into good citizens. So, he wanted to develop leadership, group-skills and responsibilities.
Nepal Scout was established in 1953 AD (2009 BS). Its headquarters is situated in Lainchaur in Kathmandu. In 1993 AD (2050 BS), the parliament passed the Scout law to regulate its activities in the country. In Nepal, boys wear light gray shirts and deep gray trousers. And on the other hand, the girls wear green shirts and frocks or saris. Both girls and boys wear scarf of different colors according to their company.
Scouts in Nepal work in different fields which include health and immunization program, building housing, planting trees, helping the old and the physically challenged people. They raise awareness against drug abuse as well. Nepal Scouts does a lot of other social services too. They control crowds in events, distributes drinking water during religious functions and provides first aid for the injured during such events. They take part in planting trees and projects like drinking water and education. Badges are also distributed according to proficiency to the Scout members for their service and contributions. The highest honor is to be a King Scout.
Nepal Scouts also take students as their participants from schools and colleges all over the country. Triyog Higher Secondary School, Little Angels School. GEMS are some of the schools that have affiliation with Nepal Scouts.