If you are 12 years old and ready for a real adventure all you need is to join the Scouts! Scout section is for those aged 12 – 18, its here where a Scout learns the true value of scouting. Patrol system; promoting teamwork, citizenship skills and life skills, exploring the outdoors and camping. Scouts have the opportunity to interact with different scouts from all over the country and also from around the world at Jamborees, journeys and travel to other islands to camp and to make new friends.
The programme focuses on enhancing the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual and character development of young people through a value-based system and through the Scout method.
The Scout Movement began in 1907 when Baden Powell took 20 Scouts on a camp to Brown sea Island, UK, from the 1st of August to the 8th of August.
In Maldives the first Scout Investiture was held on 18th June 1962. The first historic 4 day camp was held in Hulhule’ From 28th April to 1st May 1965. Other events gradually found its way and the boys and their first experience of contacting their worldwide brother scouts by participating in the jamboree on the air on 23rd September 1966.
In order for the scouts to complete the Scout requirements this age group is divided in to two parts the Junior Scout branch and the Senior Scouts branch. Scouts are grouped in Troops, which have Patrols. Youth-led leadership is promoted through the Patrol system that sets a basis for the troop organization.