Awards and Recognition
Golden Arrow for Cubs and Bulbuls
A Chaturth Charan Cub/ Heerak Pankh Bulbul having earned totally six proficiency badges, one badge each in Tritiya Charan/Swarna Pankh and Chaturth Charan/ Heerak Pankh, remaining four badges to be earned from the proficiency badge groups not earned earlier. He/she may be awarded a special badge called “Golden Arrow” before completing ten years of age. The Badge will be on blue background with golden border with a prominent golden arrow with Bharat Scout and Guides Emblem in the center.
The Golden Arrow Badge shall be worn on the center of the left sleeve. Golden Arrow badge is presented by the President of Bharat Scouts and Guides along with the certificate signed by the Chief National Commissioner. The Chief National Commissioner is the final authority to grant golden arrow badge and certificate on recommendation from the State Chief Commissioner.
RAJYA PURASKAR FOR SCOUTS AND GUIDES
Rajya Puraskar Badge consists of the emblem of the Bharat Scouts & Guides at the bottom, the Ashoka Chakra at the top, and word ‘SEVA’ in Devanagari script in the center surrounded by a laurel.
Scouts / Guides who have already earned the qualifying Badges will have to attend a Rajya Puraskar Testing Camp organized by the State Association under the supervision of the State Organizing Commissioner(S) where the knowledge and skills of the Scout will be retested after being qualified in the State testing Camp, the Scout / Guides will be eligible for the award of Rajya Puraskar Badge and Certificate.
This award is presented by the Governor or Patron/President of the State Association on the recommendation of State Chief Commissioner and can be withdrawn under compelling circumstances by State Chief Commissioner.
PRESIDENT SCOUT/GUIDE/ROVER/RANGER CERTIFICATE
The President of the Indian Union has been graciously pleased to issue a special certificate to eligible Scout/ Guide/ Rover/ Ranger who qualifies the President Scout/ Guide/ Rover/ Ranger Certificate Examination after serving as a Rajya Puraskar Scout/Guide/Rover/Ranger for at least twelve months (one year). The Chief National Commissioner shall issue suitable directives from time to time with respect to badge, tests, syllabus etc. and ensure the standard of skills involved.
Community Service Awards
Prime Minister's Shield Competition
The Prime Minister of India has been pleased to permit the Bharat Scouts and Guides to initiate a competition on an All-India level and permit award of Prime Minister's Shields to the units winning the competition.
The purpose of instituting the competition is to make an effort to motivate the Scouts and Guides of the country to play their useful role in the service of the nation and in the movement, by taking up concrete service project. It is hoped that Scout and Guide units in the country will involve themselves in their programme in the same spirit.
UpaRastrapati Award Competition
The Vice-President of India has been pleased to permit the Bharat Scouts and Guides to initiate a competition on an All-India Level and permit award award of Vice-President's Merit certificate to the Units winning the competition.
The Purpose of instituting the competition is to make an effort to motivate the Rovers and Rangers of the country to play their useful role in serving the community and the Movement by taking up concrete community service and community development projects.
Lakshmi Mazumdar Award is given to honour the Ex-National Commissioner Mrs. Lakshmi Mazumdar and to keep alive her contribution to the Movement.
To recognize the Outstanding Involvement in the Community for
- A Community Service or Community Development Project organized by the Registered Units of the Bharat Scouts and Guides in the locality.
- A long term or a short term Project.
- A small or a large Project within the country/State
Nomination to be sent on the prescribed format along with relevant supported documents by District Chief Commissioner through State Chief Commissioner
One Year (1 August to 31 July every year)
One entry from each section of both the wings separately i.e. Scout, Guide, Rover and Ranger
LAST DATE OF NOMINATION
31 July at N.H.Q
Scout Troop, Guide Company, Rover Crew and Ranger Team
Log Book must be prepared and submitted to N.H.Q. by 30th Sept. Log Book must contain the detailed report of activities, participants list, activities photographs, news cutting if any, certificate of recognition of work if any.
By Committee of 5 Judges appointed by the Chief National Commissioner
On the recommendation of DCC through SCC, a panel of 5 judges at N.H.Q. will declare the name of Award Winning Units.
- A Certiicate will be presented to the winning Group/Unit from each section and a copy to be presented to the State Association in the National Council Meeting.
- Unit Leaders and participants of the winning units will get the certiicate signed by the Chief National Commissioner
- A Certiicate of recognition will be awarded to each group entry for the Lakshmi Mazumdar Award in tribute to the outstanding service.
As per approval of National Executive Committee on 15th September 2020, the Numerical Growth Award scheme was revised for the membership growth of Cub Bulbul, Scout Guide and Rovar Ranger and to recognize smaller and bigger states.
Chief National Commissioner Shield Competition
Chief National Commissioner Shield Competition is for all the state associations of the Bharat Scouts and Guides for their achievement from 1 st September to 31 st August. The competition is for the both wing separately. The Shield was presented by the National Headquarters for each wing towards their achieving first three position (First, Second and Third). The awards presented in the National Council every year.
The achievement like Increase in Census, Adult Training, Advancement of Youth Programme, Community Based Competition, C. D. Project, Event conducted at State level, Participation in National level events, Participation in International level events, Special efforts for image and visibility, Fund raising, Other significant achievement, Development of Camping centers, Administration of Organization, Co-ordination with other Voluntary Organization, Special courses conducted in the state and Extension of Scouting and special branches.