The Scout Movement, is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, so that they may play constructive roles in society. Scouting began in 1907 when Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army, held the first Scouting encampment at Brownsea Island in England. Baden-Powell wrote the principals of Scouting for Boys.
The movement employs the Scout method, a program of informal education with an emphasis on practical outdoor activities, including camping, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking and sports. Another widely recognized movement characteristic is the Scout uniform, by intent hiding all differences of social standing in a country and making for equality, with neckerchief and campaign hat or comparable headwear. Distinctive uniform insignia include the fleur-de-lis and the trefoil, as well as merit badges and other patches. In LCS Boy Scouts meeting is conducted every Tuesday from 2:10 P:M to 2:45 P:M. for the age group ten to sixteen under the guidance of Mr. Henry Mascarenhas.
Our school Scout troop is named as Xaviour Scout troop and affiliated with Mangalore City Association. It has 18 Scouts in regular activities. Every Saturday during Club hour we hold our meeting. Regular outdoor activities are conducted. During the sessions students are taught the activities as per their exam category. Ten students have completed Prathamsopan, two dwitiya. Master Abhinav Rao successfully completed Rajya Puraskara Exam this year. Scout and Guides were taken to the ITI campus, Kadri, to celebrate Vanamahotsava and were made aware of the need of planting trees. RFO told the young people to take initiative in saving the vegetation in his speech. Students planted saplings and also enjoyed the seed ball concept. In February, Scouts & Guides celebrated ‘THINKING DAY’ with all faith prayer, cleaning the surrounding, craft activities & cooking without fire.
Every Scout lives by the motto ‘BE PREPARED.’