Royal College Old Scouts Association organized a farewell ceremony for the previous group scout leader Mr B.P.R. Perera (Lal Sir) on 26th May at the Royal College Skills Centre.Mr Perera was the Group Scout Leader of the 42nd Colombo Scout Group for almost 2 decades and played a major role in the success of scouting at Royal College.

Mr. Perera, along with current G.S.L. Mr. Sugath Liyanagunawardena, Mr Rohan Weerasekera, and Masters-in-Charge of scouting Mr. Upul Nishantha and Chanadana Liyanage and about forty past scouts participated in this event.

It was rather an emotional event, with Vidura Ranwaka starting the proceedings with a very emotional welcome speech which took all past scouts to the good old days. This was followed by the Speech by the current G.S.L.

A plaque was presented to Lal Sir by RCOSA which was followed by the speech by Lal sir. He recalled the days he went on camping with the scouts, and talked about the things he still can remember after so many years. He thanked the organizes for organizing the event. It was unbelievable that he could still remember the names of at least more than a quarter of the old scouts who were present, some of whom have left the school more than 15 years ago. This really showed the affiliation he had with the College Scout group.

The formal ceremony was concluded by the thanking speech by Pasan Jayakody.

This was followed by a small tea party, where everyone had a chance to talk to Lal sir and talk to otherold scouts some of whom haven’t been met for over 15 years.

Categories: Old ScoutsScouting

0 thoughts on “Past Scouts Host a Farewell Ceremony for the previous Group Scout Leader.”

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

Camp

Annual Camp 2014

The Scouts of Gold Troop had their annual camp for the year 2014, from 24 to 29 December at Kandanapitiya Primary School, Ingiriya. This year the camp program was directly coordinated by Mr. Lasitha Kanuwanarachci Read more...

Camp

Gold Troop Participates in Colombo Centenary Jamboree

Colombo Centenary International Jamboree 2014 Organized by the Colombo District Scout Association was recently held at the Ygro Camp Site at Dummmalasuriya, Madampe from 1st of August 2014. 37 Scouts of Gold Troop proudly participated Read more...

Scouting

Troop Expedition to Hanthana Mountain Range

Under the Jubilee Celebration theme “Adventure and Fun”, the Instructors of Gold Troop took the initiative to relive the old practice of annual Trip by organizing a hike to the famous Hanthana mountain range on Read more...