The Sri Lanka Air Force Air Scouts Group, which is popularly known as SLAF Air Scouts commenced its activities in 1972 at SLAF premises Guwanpura, Borella with the guidance of Wg Cdr PTD De Silva who was the first Group Scout Leader of Air Scouts. Later its activities were extended to SLAF Base Katunayake in 1978 and SLAF Ekala in 2010. The SLAF Air Scouts Group is registered as the 57th Colombo, Air Scouts Group at Sri Lanka Scouts Association and functions as an Open Scouts Group.
During the vibrant history of over 40 years, it has produced 25 President Scouts (Senior Scouts) and 56 Green Cord Winners (Junior Scouts) up to now showing its success and selected as the Best Open Scout Troop by the Sri Lanka Scouts Association in 1997 in the all Island category apart from many awards won during the period at District level.
At present, the Air Scout Group is having a strength of more than 90 Junior and Senior Scouts and having a training staff comprising of three qualified wood badge holders from the Sri Lanka Scouts Association. Classes are conducted on Saturdays at SLAF Guwanpura, Katunayake and Ekala.
The Present office bearers are as Follows
Group Scout Master - Wg Cdr ES Ponnamperuma
Senior Scout Master (Overall) - Ex WO HLMP Namunukula
Senior Scout Master (Training) - Mr. P Rohitha Steinwall
OFF I/C Sqn Ldr CMD Shandrasekara
WO I/C WO KAD Danusha Srinitha
SNCO I/C Sgt Herath HRWVPK
SLAF TTS Ekala
OFF I/C Flt Lt K Mohanraj
2 I/C Fg Off WML Chameera
WO I/C F/Sgt Prasanna WAIL
JNCO I/C CPL Prasad
SLAF BASE Katunayake
OFF I/C Wg Cdr HBD Samarathunga
2 I/C Sqn Ldr SADCM Jayathilake
WO I/C F/Sgt Abeykoon AHMGWS
JNCO I/C CPL Perera SAPJ