Scouting was introduced at Sri Lankan International Schools (SLIS) in 2001. Initially, 35 scouts took part. The teacher in-charge for scouting at that time was Mr. Iddamalgoda and the trainer is Mr. Rodney Benedict, a parent.
The school has a Senior Patrol and four other Patrols (houses) namely Antelope, Dove, Panther and Peacock. The Senior Patrol has no name as it is considered as an Independent Patrol. Currently there are a total of 75 scouts at SLIS.
The scouts have been attending regular classes on Thursdays from 9 am until 1 pm. They were trained on various activities to be good, disciplined scouts. The practices included tying various knots, first aid, cooking, backwoods cooking, scout songs, drills and many more...
The scouts had their first annual camp in the school premises. Several camps and special training classes were also organized at the school and outside the premises whenever needed. The SLIS scouts providing the school with necessary assistance in organizing and carrying out functions and events within their area of responsibilities. Thereby, they set examples for fellow students on the importance of scouting and its adherence at all level.
As senior scouts leave the school every year, new recruits are taken from Grade 5 and above.
The school believes that by providing adequate scout classes and training sessions, it can mould dedicated young students as future leaders.