The Nepal Scouts (Devnagari:नेपाल स्काउट) are the national Scouting and Guiding organization of Nepal. Scouting and Guiding was founded in Nepal in 1952 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1969 and of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1984. The organization serves 12,444 Scouts (as of 2004) and 11,962 Guides (as of 2003).
Scout activities are organized jointly, but training, camping and other aspects of the program are separate for boys and girls.
Program emphasis is on handicrafts, hiking, camping, nature conservation and community development. Service activities include adult literacy campaigns, food production, child vaccination and drug abuse education. Relief operations are mobilized during earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires and other natural disasters.
Under the national education system, university students on the masters level are required to serve in a village for a year. These students are given an orientation, including Scout training.
- Cubs-ages 7 to 11
- Scouts-ages 12 to 16
- Rovers-ages 17 to 25
Cubs-Sako Kosis Gara (Do Your Best)
Scouts-Tayar Hou (Be Prepared)
International Scouting units in Nepal
Nepal has active expatriate Scout groups, among these are American Boy Scouts in Kathmandu, the Direct Service Pack and Troop 900, linked to the Direct Service branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world.
Members of the Asia-Pacific Scout Region
Full members: Australia | Bangladesh | Bhutan | Brunei | Republic of China (Taiwan) | Fiji | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Japan | Kiribati | South Korea | Malaysia | Maldives | Mongolia | Nepal | New Zealand | Pakistan | Papua New Guinea | Philippines | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Thailand
|Members of the Asia Pacific Region of WAGGGS|
Full members: Australia | Bangladesh | Brunei | Republic of China (Taiwan) | Fiji | Hong Kong | India | Japan | South Korea | Malaysia | Maldives | Nepal | New Zealand | Pakistan | Papua New Guinea | Philippines | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Thailand