Scouting In Independent India - World Organization of the Scout

Scouting (or the Scout Movement) has the stated aim of supporting young people in their
physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society.
Scouting began in 1907 when Baden Powell, a lieutenant general in the British Army, held the
first experimental camp at Brown Sea Island in England.
In 1910, a new organization, Girl Guides, was created for girls.
The movement employs the Scout Method , a program of informal education with an emphasis
on practical outdoor activities, including camping, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking, and
Distinctive uniform insignia include the fleur-de-lis and the trefoil, as well as badges and other
In 2011, Scouting and Guiding together had over 41 million members worldwide.
The Bharat Scouts and Guides (भारत स्काउट्स एवं गाइड्स) is the national
Scouting and Guiding association of India.
The BSG serves 2,886,460 Scouts (2011)and 1,286,161 Guides (2005).
Scouting started in India in the year 1909, when Captain T.H.Baker established
the first Scout Troop in Bangalore and got it registered with imperial
Headquarters, London. subsequently,
These units were open to European and Anglo Indian Children only.
The first Guide Company in India was started in Jabalpur, Central India in 1911.
Nationalist leaders of India decided to offer Scouting activities to
Indian Boys and Sewa Samiti Scout Association was formed with HQs
in Allahabad by some leaders (e.g. Dr. Annie Beasant started a separate
Scout Association for Indian Boys in Madras.
After the independence of our country efforts were made for
unification of the Scout and Guide Associations functioning in India.
Serious efforts were made by our National leaders like Pt.Jawahar
Lal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India, Mauland Abul Kalam Azad,
the First education Minister of India,Shri Mangal Das Pakvasa,
Governor of Central Province, and Scout leaders Pandit Hriday Nath
Kunzru, Pandit Sri Ram Bajpai, Justice Vivian Bose and others for the
merger of the Scout / Guide Associations.
The Final merger took place on 7th November 1950 and the unified
Organisation came into existence under the Name “The Bharat
Scouts and Guides”. The Girl Guides Association formally joined the
Bharat Scouts and Guides a little later on 15th August 1951.
Definition:-The Bharat Scouts & Guides is a voluntary, non-political,
educational movement for young people, open to all without
distinction of origin, race or creed ,in accordance with the purpose,
principles and methods conceived by the Founder Lord Baden
Powell in 1907.
Purpose: The purpose of the Movement is to contribute to the
development of young people in achieving their full physical,
intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as
responsible citizens and as members of local, national and
international communities.
Principles: The Scout /Guide Movement is based on their Law and
The Organization received International and National Awards in
recognition of its Contributions for International Peace and
1.United Nations “Peace Messenger Award”
2.Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
3.Bronze Wolf Award
4.Asia Pacific Regional Award for distinguished services
5.Padma Bhushan
6.Padma Shri
Orissa(ଓଡ଼ିଶା, ओड़िशा)officially spelled Odisha, is a state of India, located on the east coast
of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient kingdom of Kalinga,
which was invaded by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. Its Capital city is
Bhubaneswar, The Temple City Of India.
It’s the Essence Of Incredible India.
Buddhist heritage is the legacy of Odisha and Pride Of India.
Odisha Is the Land Of Fabulous Festivals, i.e., Konark Festival, Shreekshetra utsav, Ekamra
Utsav, Kalinga Mahostav, Rajarani Music Festival and much more.
Its also Famous For Its Cart Festival Of Lord Of the world Shri Jaganath.
The Culture of Odisha is famous in many countries and state.
Scouting came to Odisha in 1937.
It spreaded in the heart of odia people and beacme a
Named The Orissa State Bharat Scouts and Guides.
Its HQs is Located in The temple city Bhubaneshwar, Unit-III.
Its has a ell equipped store and a sales counter.
It has a Scout Bhavan of size 235` × 39` locted in the eastern side
Of the complex.
Having Jamboree Hall, Conference Hall, Cooking Centre,
Guest House, Self Employment Cell, Sanitation Block,
Administrative Building, Library,
Co-Operative Bank, Stage, Gallery, Training Complex,
Smurtipitha and The State Training Centre.
Scouting and Guiding is a worldwide youth movement composed of many organizations. Its
aim is to develop young people physically, spiritually and mentally so that youth may take a
constructive place in society.
The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value
system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are
self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
So, I will Request All the Youth of this world may be of any country to join this world wide
movement of scouting and guiding.
Anyone from any caste creed sex religion can join scouting and guiding.
Help From:Wikipedia and BSG Official Website