Asociación de Scouts de El Salvador
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|Asociación de Scouts de El Salvador|
|Director Nacional||Ing. Fernando Rámos|
|Affiliation||World Organization of the Scout Movement|
The Asociación de Scouts de El Salvador (Scout Association of El Salvador) is the national Scouting organization of El Salvador. Scouting in El Salvador was founded in 1938 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1940. The association has 2,820 members as of 2011.
The program emphasis is moral values, earth conservation, ecology and community service. The program is continually changed to adapt to the needs of the youth in the country. It has been co-ed since 1981.
Program and ideals
- Lobatos/Cubs-ages 7 to 11
- Scouts-ages 11 to 15
- Caminantes-ages 15 to between 17
Founded on May 1, 2003, Caminantes (Walkers) are the newest branch, and try to give vent to the high school-age needs.
- Rovers-ages 17 to 21
The Scout Motto is Siempre Listo, Always Prepared. The membership badge of Asociación de Scouts de El Salvador is formed in the shape of a Cross of Saint James, the ends having a shape like a fleur-de-lis.