FIRST EVER GIRL AIR SCOUTS AWARDED WITH MEMBERSHIP BADGE
7:32pm on Wednesday 10th August 2022
Sri Lanka Air Force is the pioneer of Air Scouting in Sri Lanka and first Air Scout Group of 57th Colombo Air Scout Troop had been established in 1972, by the Sri Lanka Air Force under the direction of the former Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Padi Mendis. This year Air Scouts celebrated their Golden Jubilee and eight (08) Girl Air Scouts were awarded Membership Badge for the first time in Air Scout history along with eight (08) Boy Scouts during Badge Awarding ceremony which was held on 06 August 2022 at the Guwanpura Air Scout Training Area. The ceremony was organized under the leadership and guidance of Group Captain JAPS Jayawardena, the Chairman of SLAF Air Scout Group. The event was attended by the Deputy Chairman of SLAF Air Scout Group, Group Captain ES Ponnamperuma, Commissioner of National Scout Headquarters and Secretary of SLAF Air Scout Group, Wing Commander LSR Pagoda along with Scout Masters and parents of the Air Scouts.

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