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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 5.57 GMT
Sri Lanka hosts Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree


Sri Lanka is hosting the 29th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree from April 1 to 7.

The Jamboree will be held with the participation of nearly 750 foreign from 26 countries and 7,000 local participants in Dambulla.

"This will be an ample opportunity for Sri Lanka because the Asia-Pacific region has not hosted such an event for the last 18 years," Abdullah Rasheed, Regional Director of the World Scout Bureau said.

Chief Scout President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open the jamboree.

Sri Lanka Scout Movement celebrates its centenary anniversary this year.

In 1912, F. G. Stephens launched the Scout movement in Sri Lanka. The first ever scout contingent was established in Christ Church College in Matale. Since then the scout movement had extended throughout Sri Lanka with a membership of over 46,000 today.






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