Kathmandu, February 7
The World Scout Organisation has decided to honor former chief commissioner of Nepal Scouts Shree Ram Lamichhane with Bronze Wolf, the superlative award of the organisation.
This award is given in recognition of outstanding services by an individual to the World Scout Movement.
Lamichhane is the first Nepali to receive this award in the 80-year history of the award established in 1935 AD.
The Bronze Wolf award has so far been accorded to 346 distinguished persons, including founder of scouting initiative Lord Baden Powell/Lady Baden Powell, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, President of the Philippines Fidel Ramos, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Grand Duke of Luxembourg SAR Jean King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Aziz, King Bhumibol of Thailand, among others.
Lamichhane was awarded the Bronze Wolf for his contribution to establishing Baden-Powell Peak (which was renamed after Lord Baden-Powell on the occasion of the centenary celebration of the establishment of the scout movement).
The trail leading to the peak is also named Baden-Powell trail.
The World Scout has also recognised his dedication and contribution towards qualitative development of the scouting movement in Nepal in his tenure as chief commissioner from 2004 to 2014, and his contribution to regional and world scouting.
Lamichhane has already served as the first vice-chairman of Asia Pacific Region and is now serving as the chairman of Regional Awards Committee for Asia Pacific Region of the World Scout Organisation.
He has been associated with the scouting movement for the last 52 years.
He is the first person to begin scouts life as a ‘tenderfoot’ (the first level of scouting) and passing through all levels of scouting positions to be the chief commissioner of Nepal Scouts.
Born in a small village in Parbat district of Nepal, Lamichhane joined Nepal Scouts in 2020 BS as a member (tenderfoot). He was elected executive committee member of Asia Pacific region and re-elected for the same committee as the first vice-chairman in 2012.
He has also been awarded with Golden Rhino Award, the highest award of Nepal Scouts.
Further, recognising his valuable contribution toward the development of scouting in the Asia-Pacific Region and the world, he has been awarded the highest scouting award from many countries in the region.