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1st National Scouts Day

Harmony; the Centenary Youth Village, Thimphu

21st February 2015



Bhutan Scouts Association observed 21st February 2015 as the 1st National Scouts Day which will be observed from this year onwards on 21st February, coinciding with His Majesty’s Birth Anniversary.  His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen graced the celebration of the 1st National Scouts Day.


More than 3000 Scouts from various schools in Thimphu, as well from across the country, along with a contingent of Scout Leader De Suups participated in the event.


The National Scouts Day was a day for scouts to reflect on the scouting programme as well as themselves to re-affirm the scout promise and their commitment and loyalty to the Tsa-Wa-Sum. It was also an opportunity to recognize scouting as a value based youth programme and emphasized the role of scouts in creating a better nation. On that day, the scouts paid homage to its Patron, His Majesty, The King, for the farsighted vision, guidance and enlightened leadership in enriching the lives of our youth. It was a day of celebration showcasing the spirit of scouting, to do good act, to donate and to unite together in the brotherhood of scoutng. A day to pay tribute to the past, celebrate the present and pray for the future.

Addressing the scouts, His Majesty said that ever since scouting began in Bhutan in 1996, His Majesty addressed every annual event, and as a result, shares a deep bond with scouts in Bhutan.

His Majesty reminded the scouts that they are the custodians of our National heritage and culture, as well as the custodians of peace and harmony, and must always strive for excellence.

“Your hard work, and every extra effort that you put in, is an investment that you make today for your future, and a present from you to your King and Country,” His Majesty said.


His Majesty said that we must be deeply conscious of the immense struggle that a nation like ours faces to succeed in the 21st century, as we carry out our work.


The scouts offered a cake to His Majesty the King, and presented a cultural performance before Their Majesties. The scouts also set up various stalls with food and games to celebrate the day.