The 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 method conceived by the Founder Lord Baden Powell in England in 1907 and started in India in 1909. The founder, who had spent 10 years in this country as an army officer, conceptualized this movement in India. It is an international organisation spread over 155 countries and has strength of 36 million members. It aims at the development of the personality of its members and trains them to serve the society. The Indian wing of the Scouts and Guides is known as the Bharat Scouts and Guides. Scouting and Guiding in India mirrors firm determination, commitment to ideals, educated service and world brotherhood.
The purpose of the Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of the local, national and international communities.
The Scout/Guide Movement is based on the following Principles:
- Duty to God: Adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to the religion that expresses them and acceptance of the duties resulting there from.
- Duty to others: Loyalty to one's country in harmony with the promotion of local, national and international peace, understanding, cooperation. - Participation in the development of society with recognition and respect for the dignity of one's fellowmen and for the integrity of the natural world.
- Duty to self: Responsibility for the development of oneself.
The Scout/Guide Method is a system of progressive self education through:
The Scout / Guide Law :
- A Promise & Law
- Learning by doing
- Membership of small groups under adult leadership (Patrol System)
- Progressive and stimulating programmes of various activities based on interest of the participants
Scouting Motto - " Be Prepared "
Scout promise :
- A Scout/Guide is trustworthy.
- A Scout/Guide is loyal.
- A Scout/Guide is a friend to all and a brother/sister to every other Scout/Guide.
- A Scout/Guide is courteous
- A Scout/Guide is a friend to animals and loves nature.
- A Scout/Guide is disciplined and helps protect public property.
- A Scout/Guide is courageous.
- A Scout/Guide is thrifty.
- A Scout/Guide is pure in though, word and deed.
" On my honour , I promise that I will do my best :
The Bharat Scouts & Guides
To do my duty to God and my country ,
To help other people and
To obey the Scout law "
The BS&G is the national organisation of Scouts and Guides in India. It is a hierarchy of units, local/district/state associations. At present there are 43 state associations (Territorial - i.e. units of Indian Federation and functional viz., Nini Zones of Indian Railways, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti). There are 4 districts functioning under the direct control of NHQ (viz Muscat, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the central Tibetan schools Admn.)
The Apex organisation consists of the 'President of India' as the chief Patron and 'Vice-President of India' as the Patron. National Headquarters of the BS&G is housed in a multi-storeyed building (Lakshmi Mazumdar Bhavan, 16-M.G.Marg, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi-2.)
Besides the skill development programmes in the local camps, scouts and Guides take part in the state, regional events and National Jamborees. They earn badges for Learning skills. Members of the movement are involved in the COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES such as sanitation drives, health campaigns, leprosy eradication, AIDS control awareness, anti-smoking and anti-drug campaign, environment education, tree plantation, traffic control, vocational training, service at fairs' and festivals, celebration of days, service at the calamity affected areas, happy family education, educational tours, national integration camps and international events.
Awards and Shields
Recognition for meritorious service and acquisition of skills is given through Advancement Badges, 'Rajya Puraskar' and 'Rashtrapati Awards' and Gallantry Medals. Senior leaders receive 'Silver Elephant', 'Bar - to - silver star' and 'Silver star each year'. These awards are given at the Rashtrapati Scout / Guide and Ranger/Rover rally. For excellence in community development activities 'Uprastrapati award' and 'Prime Minster Shield' are given to Scout / Guide units and Rover Crews / Ranger teams.
The left hand shake is a secret sign used throughout the scout Brother Hood. It was originated by the founder who was offered the left hand after a battle by Zulu chief as a symbol of free man and sign of brotherhood, leaving right (weapon) hand free and throwing away the shield from left hand, therefore the left hand shake is the supreme sign of trust.
Well trained units of Scouts & Guides are functioning in a regular basis under the training of well trained Scout Masters. It is worth mentioning here, that the school has registered 08 Nos of scouts and 08 guides each.
Keeping in views importance and working of the scouts and Guides for National Level, our institution. Thakur Dass Bhargava Senior Secondary Model School, Which used to be Senior Secondary Model School, Hisar also brought a scout wing in the year 2007. So that the maximum student of our school may be infused with the feeling of over all development not only the individual but also of the Nation since the day.
Since the day this wing brought into existence. The
Scouts and Guides has not looked back and has brought good name & fame to the School. We are taking every steps and trying our level best to complete the Vision of Beden Powel.