THE Scout movement in Fiji was introduced by the colonial government in 1914.
Fiji Scout Association executive Joji Qaranivalu said the colonial government introduced it into the school system.
"They brought it and they gave the orders to put it in the school system. The highest office of Scouts have been the Governor General of the colonial days and today it is President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau," he said.
"It came in around the same time the Girl Guides program was introduced in schools. It was founded by the late Lord Baden Powell of Gilwell in England in 1907. The Fiji Scout Association is a member of the World Organisation of the Scouts Movement.
"We have registered more than 5600 Scouts by end of July this year and scouting is about believing in others and empowering them to become independent."
Mr Qaranivalu said scouting in Fiji had grown.
"The network has grown not only with locals but at international level as well. We are constantly keeping in touch with our brothers around the world.
"Scouting in Fiji has flourished and we are working on strengthening the link between rovers and the younger members in schools."