Friday, January 1, 2021

The 56th Colombo Camporee - 2021

Colombo Camporee which is the flagship event of Colombo Scouts, is one of the most iconic events in Sri Lankan Scouting history which is rooted with rich Scouting traditions. The 56th Colombo Camporee 2021 held from January 2 to 9, 2022 was declared open on January 2 by Indika Walpitage, Vice President - Network Operations and Service Assurance–Dialog Axiata PLC who himself was a President’s Scout of 42nd Colombo Royal College Scout Troop.

Commenting on resumption of outdoor camping by Colombo Scouts, the District Commissioner of Colombo Amil Abeysundara stated that “Given the COVID-19 pandemic situation that has been prevailing in the country since March 2020, we the Colombo Scouts had to think out of the box and innovate the concept of a Virtual Camporee which became a roaring success in 2020 when we organised the 55th Colombo Camporee."With the resumption of most day-to-day activities in the country, we decided to hold the 56th Colombo Camporee in a hybrid format, where Scouts were encouraged to camp outdoors at their homes or neighbourhood, individually or as small teams whilst joining some of the activities virtually. Further we have organised two events of the Camporee, namely the Camporee Youth Day and the CAMARADERIE - The Camporee Urban Hike open for external youth organisations, as urban hikes in the city of Colombo,” Abeysundara said.

Organising Commissioner of the 56th Colombo Camporee Miral Ariyapala who is also the Asst. District Commissioner – Media/PR and IT for Colombo Scouts added that “This year’s Camporee that is held under the theme ‘Towards an Inclusive Society’ will be the first Camporee in Colombo Scouting history to open registrations for Scouts from across the world, which has been well-received and we are thankful to all the International Contingents for joining hands with us as the Camporee opened to them on January 5, 2022”.
The Organising Committee has made all arrangements to host a successful Camporee experience for the Singithi, Cub, Junior, Senior and Rover Scouts of the Colombo District as well as other districts and international participants, where they can participate in a comprehensive non-formal educational programme mixed with fun and adventure.

This year’s Camporee theme is ‘Towards An Inclusive Socity’ .An inclusive society is a society that over-rides differences of race, gender, class, generation, and geography, and ensures inclusion, equality of opportunity as well as The Camporee logo depicts the above theme and is designed using the Camporee colors which are Yellow and Grey.

Camporee Mascot

Campo Bulbul - Our Camporee Mascot depicts the diversity in disability. Campo Bulbul is a black-capped bulbul (Rubigula melanicterus)., is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds.It is endemic to Sri Lanka.

Camporee Song

This Camporee Song was launched at the 46th Colombo Camporee 2009 organized by Mrs. Wathsala Wijewickrama. 

Sub Camps

Martin Luthur King Jr , Nelson Mandela , Mahatma Gandhi , Sirimavo Bandaranayake  
As much grateful as we are due to the overwhelming support provided by all the donors and well-wishers for the previous edition of edition of Secret Santa Fund at the 55th Colombo Camporee 2020, we intend to create another fund this time as well under the project "Back to School for All", and collect funds from any scout, adult leader or well-wisher who wish to donate with a motive to provide educational aid as well as donate stationery to children in association with The Colombo Friend-in-Need Society (CFINS).

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