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Asociación de Scouts del Perú

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The Asociación de Scouts del Perú (ASP, Scout Association of Peru) is the national Scouting organization of Peru. Peruvian Scouting was founded in 1911 and was among the charter members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922. It has 9,018 members (as of 2004).

In 1973, Dr. Elias Mendoza H. was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.

Vocational training is provided in a number of fields.

There are many community services and Scouts work with the Red Cross in some of their programs.

Conservation programs are stressed. Scouts have the opportunity to visit jungle villages and learning about the conservation of nature first hand. Tree planting is done by many groups. Scouts work to restore and maintain ancient Inca sites such as Machu Picchu and Cuzco.

A number of Scout projects deal with increasing food production and improving nutrition in communities.

Program Sections

  • Lobatos/Cubs-ages 8 to 11
  • Scouts-ages 11 to 14
  • Caminantes/Venturing-ages 14 to 17
  • Rovers-ages 18 to 21

Scout Motto

Siempre Listo, Be Prepared

Scout Oath

Por mi honor prometo hacer cuanto de mi dependa para cumplir mis deberes para con Dios, patria y padres. Ayudar al projimo en toda circunstancia y cumplir fielmente la ley Scout.

Scout Law

  • El Scout cifra su honor en ser digno de confianza
  • El Scout es leal
  • El Scout es util y ayuda a los demas sin pensar en recompensas
  • El Scout es amigo de todos y hermano de cualquier Scout sin distincion de credo, raza, clase social o nacionalidad
  • El Scout es cortes y caballeroso
  • El Scout ve en la naturaleza la obra de Dios, cuida y proteje a los animales y las plantas
  • El Scout obedece sin réplica y no hace nada a medias
  • El Scout sonrie y canta ante sus dificultades
  • El Scout es economico, trabajador y cuidadoso del bien ajeno
  • El Scout es limpio y sano, puro de pensamientos, palabras y acciones

International Scout units in Peru

In addition, there are American Boy Scouts in Lima, linked to the Direct Service branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world.

See also

External links

Members of the Interamerican Scout Region

Full members: Argentina | Bahamas | Barbados | Belize | Bolivia | Brazil | Canada | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | El Salvador | Grenada | Guatemala | Guyana | Haiti | Honduras | Jamaica | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Suriname | Trinidad and Tobago | United States | Uruguay | Venezuela
Associate members: Aruba | Netherlands Antilles
Countries without Scouting: Cuba