Scouts and Guides is the start of something great.
So who is a “SCOUT”?
The words "scout" and "scouting" are fairly broad terms that are used by many organizations. And there are non-scouting organizations that include "scout-like" activities such as camping, hiking, and outdoor skills (some even wear a scout-type uniform). For simplicity, I include in "scouting" any organization that labels itself a scouting program and which bases its program on Baden-Powell's scouting concepts and ideals. I include both males and females in the definition of "scout", and I include male-only, female-only, and coed associations in the definition of "scouting". Note that there have been female Scouts since the earliest days of scouting—female Scouts are often called guides, and I include guiding associations in world Scouting (scouting and guiding were both started by Baden-Powell).
Why Scout and Guide?
Scout and Guide provide all youth ages between 8-35 years with a range of activities and experiences that no other youth program can match.
Through outdoor discovery, community service, adventure activities physical, mental & spiritual development, hands-on learning and learning with playing are at the heart of our program.
Stimulated through teamwork, personal challenge and exploration, girls guides and boys scouts develop the self-confidence, values and problem-solving skills, leadership skills, safety skills, disaster management skills, vocational skills, self defense skills, yoga & meditation skills, national integration, spirit of patriotism, brotherhood & loyalty that will guide them through every future adventure, at every stage of life.
It's the perfect place for youth to be kids, to make lifelong friendships, and to become better prepared for success in the world.
What is Scouting or the Scout Movements?
It is a movement that aims to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society, with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills. It is one of several worldwide youth organizations.
History of Scouting:
During 1906-07, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups for boys known as Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Rover Scout and, in 1910, a new organization, Girls Guides, was created for girls for different age group known as Brownie Guide, Girl Guide and Girl Scout, Ranger Guide.
In 1906-07 BP, a lieutenant general in the British Army wrote a book for boys about reconnaissance and scouting. Baden-Powell also wrote a book Scouting for Boys, based on his earlier books about Military Scouting. Thereafter In the summer of 1907 BP held a 1st camp on Brownsea Island in England to test ideas for his book. This camp and the publication of Scouting for Boys book are generally regarded as the start of the Scout Movement in the World.
Scouting in India:
Scouting came in India under the banner “Boys Scouts of India” in 1909 and Girl Guiding in 1913 but they were meant only for European and Anglo-Indian boys and girls. The doors of these organizations were never opened for Indian boys and girls. After refusal of world Chief of Scout Robert BP in 1921 during visit of India, new scout troops were being opened through out of India. Till 1928 about 9 new troops were working in the field. Even Dr Annie Besant an English lady working with Bapu Mahatma Gandhi opened a Girl Company for Scouting in Madras. And these two instances recognized being a start of formal scouting in the country. Afterward in 1948 Bharat Scouts and Guides came in existence and operating till today. Parallel Govt. of India has allowed multiple organizations in the country considering the size of area, population and versatility. Therefore we also came into existence in 2012.
Key Area of Services:
The purpose of our organization is to contribute to mental, physical, and spiritual development of youth to make them complete and perfect human being through scouting. As scouts and guides, the young boys and girls may undertake lots of adventure activities relating to community development, social services, environmental conservation, vocational skills, national integration, spirit of patriotism, brotherhood, loyalty, all faith meditation & yoga, discipline, self defense, disaster management, personality development and leadership qualities, etc. These activities enable young people in making them good citizens and make them ready for any disaster or national emergencies.
Benefits of Scout & Guide:
After successful completion of the courses students will be awarded certificates. And all certificate holders will get reservation / quota in college admissions, as well as state or central govt. jobs too.
Presently many central govt. organizations like, Indian Army, Air Force, Navy, Para Military Forces, Railway, and many other Public Sector Undertakings recruiting manpower’s under the reserved category of scouts and guides. Even several times they have advertised for special drive of recruitments against backlog vacancies.