The celebrations to commemorate 75 years of the Scouting movement at Royal College Colombo was inaugurated on Tuesday the 17th of September 2019 at 7.45 am in the Royal College Boardroom with the participation of the Principal of Royal College Mr. B.A. Abeyrathna, Vice Principal Mr. P. Wickramasinghe, Senior Games Master Mr. M.A.M. Riaz, Master in charge of Clubs and Societies Mr. T.D.P.C. Amarathunga, Mr. Dharshana Ranathunga from National Scouts Headquarters, Scout Leader Mr. Pasan Jayakody , Mr. Rohan Weerasekara and scouts representing Senior and Junior Scouts of Gold Troop as well as the Executive Committee and Members of the Royal College Old Scouts Association.
The inauguration commenced with a Welcome Speech by Mr. Pasan Jayakody, representing the Senior and Junior Scouts of Gold Troop, in which he recalled the history of the Scouts Movement at Royal College and highlighted the milestones achieved during the journey of 75 years, which was followed by a short video of the troop thus far. A cake was cut by the Principal of Royal College, Mr. Riyaz, Scout Leader Mr. Pasan Jayakody and Mr. Rohan Weerasekara to mark the launch. This was followed by a speech by Mr. B A Abeyrathana, Principal Royal College, in which he emphasized on the importance of scouting as well as promoting the scouts movement and pledged his continued support to the scout movement. He concluded by appreciating the support extended to Scouting at Royal College, by the Old Scouts Association. The Official website of the Royal College Scouts was then re-launched by the Principal of Royal College. The vote of thanks was delivered by Assistant Scout Leader Induwara Mapalagama followed by the release of balloons to symbolize the launch of the event. The event was concluded with refreshments and networking of attendees.
The Celebration of 75 years of scouting consists of an exciting series of events which include promotional events to create interest and raise awareness on scouting among non-scouts and the general public, a mega scout open day with numerous scout craft stalls, activity corners and many other fun items. The lineup of events of the grand 75 year commemoration will be concluded with a campfire and social service event.