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Scout & Guide: What, Why, How?

Updated: May 29, 2023


Scouting was initially established in Bangalore at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School before being formally established in British India in 1909. In 1913, Justice Vivian Bose, Madan Mohan, Hridayanath Kunzru, Girija Shankar Bajpai, Annie Besant, and George Arundale began scouting for local Indians. Scouting was exclusively accessible to British and international Scouts until this date. A Cub portion was started in 1916, and a Rover section was created in 1919.

Through fun and adventure, scouting helps young people grow up to be content, healthy, and helpful citizens.

Scouting fulfills its goal of assisting young people in their physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual development through recreation. The main goals of scouting include self-esteem and confidence development, leadership development, team building, outdoor adventure, education, and enjoyment. In order to prepare for their future as autonomous adults, scouts learn how to make moral decisions and accept ownership of their acts.


1911 saw the establishment of the first Girl Guides company at Christ Church School in Jabalpur. The movement spread quickly; by 1915, there were over fifty companies with over 1,200 members, all of which were directly registered with the Girl Guide Association and only open to young women of European heritage. In 1916, these businesses established the All India Girl Guides Association. The group started serving Indian females in the same year.


The main pursuits are

  • Camping

Regardless of what your child enjoys, camp aids in the development of critical social, emotional, and cognitive abilities. The best part about camp is that kids make lifelong memories there.

  • Woodworking

Dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin generation and reception in the brain can be aided by pastimes like carpentry. Your brain will release beneficial amounts of these neurochemicals while you use your muscles and thoughts to participate in enjoyable activities. They control mood and lessen the symptoms of mental disease.

  • Swimming

Swimming increases cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and endurance. maintains your heart and lungs' and weight wellness. strengthens and tones muscles. Gives you a complete body exercise because swimming works almost all of your muscles.

  • Hiking

Hiking can help us regain that function, strengthen the connections across neuronal pathways, and keep our brains growing and developing. Activities like hiking are linked to an increase in lean muscle, particularly abdominal muscle, and a reduction in overall body fat.

  • backpacking, and sports.

You See The World. Backpacking gives you the opportunity to travel and see a lot of the world on a budget

Sections and branches

Membership badge–Trithiya Sopan Scout/Guide rank

The association is divided into four (respective three) sections according to age.

  • Bunnies (Both Boys and Girls) - ages 3 to 5

Bharat Scouts

  • Cubs - boys, ages 5 to 10

  • Scouts - boys, ages 10 to 17

  • Rovers - boys, ages 17 to 25

Bharat Guides

  • Bulbuls - girls, ages 5 to 10

  • Guides - girls, ages 10 to 17

  • Rangers - girls, ages 17 to 25

Additionally, there are four special branches.

  1. Extension Scouting

  2. Sea Scouting

  3. Air Scouting

  4. Venture Club Scheme


The highest awards are

  • for the Cubs/Bulbuls section the "Golden Arrow Award"

  • for the Scout/Guide section the Rashtrapati Scout/Guide Award

  • for the Rover/Ranger section the Rashtrapati Rover/Ranger Award.

Scout/Guide Motto

  • Bunnies - Keep smiling

  • Cubs/Bulbuls - Do your best

  • Scouts/Guides - Be Prepared

  • Rovers/Rangers - Service

Scout/Guide Promise

"On my honor, I promise that I will do my best

To do my duty to God[a] and my country

To help other people and

To obey the Scout/Guide Law."

Scout and Guide Law

  1. A Scout/Guide is trustworthy

  2. A Scout/Guide is loyal

  3. A Scout/Guide is a friend to all and a brother/sister to every other Scout/Guide.

  4. A Scout/Guide is courteous

  5. A Scout/Guide is a friend to animals and loves nature.

  6. A Scout/Guide is disciplined and helps to protect public property.

  7. A Scout/Guide is courageous.

  8. A Scout/Guide is thrifty.

  9. A Scout/Guide is pure in thought, word, and deed.


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As a team, we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where scouters can come together to learn, share, and inspire one another. We understand that scouting encompasses a wide range of interests and activities, so we organize various events and activities to cater to different scouting disciplines and interests.

From workshops and training sessions to virtual meetups and scouting challenges, our goal is to provide opportunities for scouters to enhance their skills, exchange ideas, and develop new scouting techniques. We strongly believe in the power of collective wisdom and the strength that comes from a community united in a common purpose.

On this platform, we value open-mindedness, respect, and a spirit of collaboration. We encourage active participation, constructive feedback, and the sharing of both successes and challenges. By leveraging the collective expertise of our team members, we aim to provide a rich and comprehensive resource for scouters looking to expand their knowledge and enhance their scouting abilities.

So, whether you're here to share your experiences, seek guidance, or simply connect with like-minded individuals, we invite you to be an active part of our scouting community. Together, let's explore the world of scouting, learn from one another, and empower the next generation of scouts to become leaders in their communities.

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