The Bharat Scouts and Guides
The Bharat Scouts and Guides
The Bharat Scouts and Guides
भारत स्काउट्स एवं गाइड्स
Headquarters Country Founded Membership National Commissioner Affiliation
New Delhi India 1950 4,150,000 Lalit Mohan Jain World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Organization of the Scout Movement Website
http:/ / www. bsgindia. org
The Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG; Hindi: भारत स्काउट्स एवं गाइड्स) is the national Scouting and Guiding association of India. Scouting was founded in India in 1909 as an overseas branch of the Scout Association and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1938. Guiding in India started in 1911 and was amongst the founder members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1928, also covering present-day Bangladesh and Pakistan at that time. The BSG serves 2,886,460 Scouts (as of 2011) and 1,286,161 Guides (as of 2005). 
Scouting was officially founded in British India in 1909, first starting at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Bangalore. Scouting for native Indians was started by Justice Vivian Bose, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Pandit Hridayanath Kunzru, Girija Shankar Bajpai, Annie Besant and George Arundale, in 1913. Prior to this date, Scouting was open only for British and foreign Scouts. In 1916, a Cub section was started, followed by the Rover section in 1918. In 1916, Calcutta's Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police J. S. Wilson introduced Scouting for Boys as a textbook in the Calcutta Police Training School. Colonel Wilson volunteered his services to the District Scout Commissioner, Alfred Pickford, and in 1917 became Assistant Scoutmaster of the Old Mission Church Troop. Together the two struggled for the admission of Indian boys into the Boy Scouts Association, which had not been admitted due to a Government of India order against it because "Scouting might train them to become revolutionaries". Shortly Wilson was acting as Cubmaster and Scoutmaster, and succeeded Pickford as District Commissioner in May 1919 when Pickford was promoted to Chief Scout Commissioner for India.
The Sangam World Girl Guide/Girl Scout Center in Pune. Many separate Scout organizations began to spring up. In the same year. by then Chief Scout of the World.200. A conference was held in Calcutta in August 1920 in which Wilson staged a Scout Rally. Seva Samiti Scout Association (Humanity Uplift Service Society). but his dream of allowance of local boys into the program had been fulfilled. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Mangal Das Pakvasa. and as a result the Viceroy of India sent an invitation to Lord Baden-Powell. S. the 17th World Scout Conference in New Delhi was hosted by the BSG. opened in 1966. The idea for this fourth world centre dates
. Maharashtra. This membership was renewed in 1948 after the independence of India and its partition. Nizam's Scouts in Hyderabad. About a year later. the All India Girl Guides Association joined this new organisation. Boy Scouts of Baroda. India. based in Madras and headed by Annie Besant and George Arundale. A first success was the merger of the The Boy Scouts Association in India and the Hindustan Scout Association forming the Bharat Scouts and Guides on November 7.
The girls themselves were never quite sure whether they preferred to ride in police vans or in the riot truck. a number of members left the Boy Scouts Association in India after a wave of nationalism. In 1938. Pakistan and Bangladesh are included in the map
The first Girl Guides company was founded in Jabalpur in 1911. Boy Scouts of Mysore. 1950. These companies formed the All India Girl Guides Association in 1916. 1951. the Boy Scouts Association in India became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The movement immediately grew: In 1915. The former concealed them from public view. the Boy Scouts of Bengal was founded. being cages of expanded metal. In 1922 Pickford returned to England and was appointed Overseas Commissioner of The Boy Scouts Association at their headquarters in London. but were very hot. Lord and Lady Baden-Powell arrived in Bombay in late January 1921 for a short tour of the subcontinent before leaving Calcutta for Rangoon. In the same year the organisation opened for Indian girls. were cooler. as well as Scout leaders tried to unify India's Scouts and Guides.
The emblem of the Boy Scouts Association in India–note modern Burma. all of them directly registered with the Girl Guide Association and all restricted to girls of European descent. on August 15. more than fifty companies existed with a membership of over 1. including Jawaharlal Nehru. the aforementioned Boy Scouts of Bengal and likely others. They formed – together with the Seva Samiti Scout Association and the newly founded India National Scout Association – the Hindustan Scout Association. In 1959.
Bharat Scouts and Guides
In the first years after India's independence leading politicians. founded in 1917 by Madan Mohan Malaviya and Hridayanath Kunzru and based in Allahabad. Wilson provided transportation for Girl Guide rallies. the first coeducational Scouting and Guiding organisation in India. the Indian Boy Scouts Association. the All India Girl Guides Association joined the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts as one of its founder members. the latter.The Bharat Scouts and Guides As a way of getting around the Government Order. The result of this visit was a union of all of the Scout organizations except the Seva Samiti Scout Association into The Boy Scouts Association in India. but reminiscent of the Calcutta Zoo!
In 1928. Alfred Pickford accompanied them and became one of their closest friends.  J. founded in 1916. with identical aims and methods. to visit India.
when Rustomji Edulji Sethna (1898–1954) came across the book Scouting for Boys. Lakhshmi Mazumdar was awarded the Bronze Wolf. rallies. Prior to that. The 18th West has been continuously running since the day it started. In 1921 the regulations were changed and all were allowed to become part of the Scout movement in India. known as the Ashoka Chakra. and conferences.
Vivian Bose was a member of the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1947 until 1949. the founder of the Scout movement. taken from the Ashoka pillar at Sarnath. The United Nations selected the Bharat Scouts and Guides as honorary "Peace Messengers" for their significant and concrete contributions to the International Year of Peace in 1986.
Sethna's 18th West Bombay Scout Group
Sethna's 18th West Bombay Scout Group is the oldest continuously running Scout Group in India. In 1969.
. 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. in the green-and-saffron colors of the flag of India. Sethna resisted joining one of the competing Scout associations and registering his troop until Scouting became open for all irrespective of color. there existed some Scout groups. It was established in 1914.The Bharat Scouts and Guides back to 1956 when it was developed during a WAGGGS International commissioners' meeting in New Delhi. but they were primarily for the British expatriates in India then. awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting. He wrote to Baden-Powell about this discrepancy. caste.
The association describes its aims in its mission: The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people. the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The Scout emblem incorporates a wheel with twenty-four spokes. Scout and Guide units are separate although they have some coeducational activities such as Jamborees. written by Robert Baden-Powell. Mrs. or creed. Handicapped boys and girls also participate in the Scouting program. None of the World Wars or the Partition of India stopped the group from functioning. He was enamoured by the book and formed one of India's first Scout groups for native boys.
The Bharat Scouts and Guides
Sections and branches
The association is divided in four (respective three) sections according to age: Bharat Scouts • Bunnies . ages 5 to 10 • Scouts .boys.ages 3 to 6 • Cubs .Taiyar (Be Prepared) • Rovers/Rangers . ages 10 to 18 • Rangers . ages 6 to 10 • Guides . ages 10 to 17 • Rovers .Koshish Karo (Do your best) • Scouts/Guides .boys. there are four special branches: • Extension Scouting • Sea Scouting • Air Scouting • Venture Club Scheme
The highest awards are • for the Cubs/Bulbuls section the "Chaturth Charan/Heerak Pankh" • for the Scout/Guide section the Rashtrapati Scout/Guide Award • for the Rover/Ranger section the Rashtrapati Rover/Ranger Award
• Cubs/Bulbuls .Seva (Service)
Rashtrapati Scout/Guide Award (older version)
.girls.girls. ages 18 to 25
Membership badge–Trithiya Sopan Scout/Guide rank
Additionally.boys.girls. ages 16 to 25 Bharat Guides • Bulbuls .
741 58.014 100 23. 6. I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country. 8.789 16. And to obey the Scout/Guide Law.The word "Dharma" may be substituted for the word "God" if so desired.877 46.825 218.The Bharat Scouts and Guides
On my honour.408 9.586 10. word and deed. A Scout/Guide is disciplined and helps protect public property. A Scout/Guide is pure in thought. To help other people at all times. 7.
State or division  Andaman and Nicobar Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Assam Bihar Central Railway Central Tibetan School Chandigarh Chattisgarh Daman and Diu Delhi Eastern Railway Goa Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka 2004 membership  4. 3.890
.544 968 7. 9. A Scout/Guide is thrifty.178
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 114. 5.878 41. 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.777 20. A Scout/Guide is courteous A Scout/Guide is a friend to animals and loves nature.139 37. A Scout/Guide is courageous.180 12. 2.602 11.243 87. 4.
Scout and Guide Law
1.446 Kerala 68.913 15.
 .202 432.
The Bharat Scouts and Guides
Lakshadweep Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti North Eastern Railway Northeast Frontier Railway Northern Railway Orissa Pondicherry Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim South Central Railway South Eastern Railway Southern Railway Saudi Arabia Sultanate of Oman Tamil Nadu Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttaranchal West Bengal Western Railway no Scouts 350.117 25. Hridya Nath Kunzru 1952 to November 1957 Justice Vivian Bose November 1957 to November 1959 Professor Madan Mohan November 1959 to November 1960 Dr.542 12.146 8.113. 4.205 9. 2.808 6.789 2.450 91.208 1. Lakhshmi Mazumdar November 1964 to April 1983 Lakshman Singh April 1983 to November 1992 V.015 2. Hridya Nath Kunzru November 1960 to November 1964 Mrs. 3.217 33.414 184.783 14.030 84.699 24. 6.751 1.342 3.059 2. Deenadayalu Naidu November 1992 to November 1995 Lalit Mohan Jain November 1995 -
1.260 436.779 15.473 14.124 1. Dr.709 31. 5. 8.P.472 222 5. 7.281 6.
sethnas.  "Membership" (http:/ / www. org/ TRAINING.  "Honouring the oath: The beginning" (http:/ / www. Shankarrao Chavan April 1983 to November 1998 8. org/ en/ content/ download/ 22261/ 199900/ file/ Census. . first edition. the United Arab Emirates and Oman. bsgindia. Retrieved 2007-01-13.  World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (1997). org/ web/ 20070110215818/ http:/ / www. htm) on 2007-01-10. htm). Retrieved 2007-01-13. Sir Chandulal M. Wilson.
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• Scouting 'Round the World. Sharad Pawar November 2001 to November 2004 10. hindu. . John S.org) India's oldest continuously running Scout troop
. Justice Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha April 1965 to February 1967 4. Rameshwar Thakur November 1998 to November 2001 9. scoutsnguides. Dharma Vira November 1973 to September 1976 6. London: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The Bharat Scouts and Guides. Jagjivan Ram September 1976 to April 1983 7. htm  http:/ / www. bsgindia. org/ abouts.com. scoutsnguides. pdf). bsgindia. com/ html/ Section2/ Sec2_History. archive.  "Mission statement" (http:/ / www. The Bharat Scouts and Guides. Retrieved 2007-01-13. World Organization of the Scout Movement. The Saudi Arabia branch serves 222 members.  "About us" (http:/ / www. The Bharat Scouts and Guides.  http:/ / www. Rameshwar Thakur November 2004 -
Bharat Scouts and Guides abroad
The BSG maintains units for Indian citizens in Saudi Arabia. Retrieved 2011-01-13.  "The Bharat Scouts and Guides" (http:/ / web. Retrieved 2007-01-13. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-13. . htm). HTM). Archived from the original (http:/ / www.414 members. . . com/ yw/ 2007/ 08/ 17/ stories/ 2007081750750800. Trefoil round the World. bsgindia.bsgindia. bsgindia. scoutsnguides. org/ membership. .org) • Sethnas 18th West Bombay Scout Group (http://www. org/ MISSION VISION. org/ usefullink. Aug 17. htm). htm). Ammu Swaminathan November 1960 to March 1965 3. The Bharat Scouts and Guides. com/ html/ Section2/ Sec2_History. bsgindia. and the Oman branch 5.The Bharat Scouts and Guides
1. Trivedi February 1967 to October 1973 5. . Blandford Press 1959 page 203.
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