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Scout :

  • A boy who is a citizen of India and who has completed 10 years but not completed 17 years of age is eligible to become a Scout Aspirant.
    • A Scout Aspirant shall complete Pravesh requirement and will work for three months to the satisfaction of the Scout Master before being invested as a Scout.
    • PRAVESH Requirements :
        • Have brief information of the origin of Scouting along with definition, purpose principles and method of the Bharat Scouts and Guides.
        • A Scout Aspirant must have holistic knowledge of the movement.
      • Know the Scout Promise, Law & Motto.
      • Have knowledge about the Scout, Sign, Salute and left hand shake and be able to demonstrate.
      • Render daily good turn at home and maintain a diary at least for a month.
      • Know the parts of Scout Uniform and how to wear it correctly.
      • Know the composition and significance of the National Flag, the Bharat Scouts & Guides Flag and the World Scout Flag and Flag Etiquette.
      • Sing correctly National Anthem, BSG Prayer and BSG Flag Song. Know about the composer, duration and meaning of the song.
      • Attend at least four Troop Meetings.
      • Undertake a 4 hour purposeful outing with his Patrol.
    • A Scout/Guide Aspirant must have holistic knowledge of the movement.
      • He then makes the Scout Promise to the Scout Master and is invested as a Scout. He is eligible to wear Scout uniform and Membership Badge.
        The Membership Badge is a cloth badge with green background and Fleur-delis in yellow superimposed by the Trefoil with Ashoka Chakra also in yellow in the centre. The badge is worn in the centre of the pleat of the left pocket of shirt or at the same place on jersey. Membership badge shall be issued by the Local or the District Association as the case may be, on the recommendation of the Scout Master.

Note :

  • Scouts should be given opportunity so that they acquire the habit of doing at least one Good Turn every day.
  • THE SCOUT PROMISE :
    “On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
    To do my duty to God* and my country,
    To help other people and
    To obey the Scout Law”
    * The word ‘Dharma’ may be substituted for the word ‘God’, if so desired.
  • THE SCOUT LAW :
    • A Scout is Trustworthy.
    • A Scout is loyal.
    • A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
    • A Scout is courteous.
    • A Scout is a friend to animals and loves nature.
    • A Scout is disciplined and helps protect public property.
    • A Scout is courageous.
    • A Scout is thrifty.
    • A Scout is pure in thought, word and deed.
  • MOTTO :
    The Scout motto is “ Be Prepared”. This has to be achieved by being physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
  • SIGN :
    The Scout sign is given by raising the right hand in level with the shoulder, palm to the front with three fingers stretched together and the thumb closing on the little finger.
  • SALUTE :
    The Scout Salute is given by raising the right arm smartly to the level of the shoulder, palm to the front with three fingers stretched together, the first touching the forehead above the centre of right eye brow and thumb closing on the little finger. After salute the arm is smartly brought down. If a stick or thumb stick is carried, it must be passed to left hand or kept under left arm pit. When a staff is carried the salute is given with left forearm bent at right angle at elbow with three fingers open, thumb closing on the little finger palm down wards, the first finger touching the staff. When hands are occupied, the salute is given by eyes left or right as the case may be.

Guide :

  • A girl who is a citizen of India and who has completed ten years but not seventeen years of age is eligible to become a Guide Aspirant.
  • A Guide Aspirant shall complete the Pravesh requirements and will work for three months to the satisfaction of the Guide Captain before being invested as a Guide.
  • Pravesh Requirements :
      • A Guide Aspirant must have holistic knowledge of the movement.
      • Have brief information of the origin of Guiding along with definition, purpose principle and method of the Bharat Scouts and Guides.
    • Guide Promise and Law.
    • Guide Motto, Sign, Salute and Left Hand Shake.
    • Daily Good Turn at home and maintain a diary atleast for a month.
    • Know the parts of Guide Uniform and how to wear it.
    • Know the composition and significance of the National Flag, the Bharat Scouts & Guides Flag and the World Guide Flag and the Flag Etiquette
    • Sing correctly National Anthem, Bharat Scouts & Guides Prayer and Flag Song. Know about the composer, duration and meaning of the songs.
    • Attend atleast four Company meetings.
    • Undertake a 4 hour purposeful outing with her Patrol.
  • She then makes the Guide Promise to the Guide Captain and is invested as a Guide. She is eligible to wear the Guide Uniform and the membership badge. The Membership Badge is a cloth badge with green background with fleur-de-lis in yellow superimposed by the Trefoil with Ashoka Chakra also in yellow in the centre. Membership badge is worn in the middle of the left sleeve, as per diagram shown on page no. 175. The membership badge shall be issued by the Local or the District Association, as the case may be, on the recommendation of the Guide Captain.

Note :

  • Guides should be encourage to do so that they acquire the habit of doing at least one Good Turn every day.
  • THE GUIDE PROMISE :
    “On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to “God” and my country, to help other people and to obey the Guide law".
    The word “Dharam” may be substituted for the word ‘God’ if so desired.
  • THE GUIDE LAW :
    • A Guide is trustworthy
    • A Guide is loyal.
    • A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.
    • A Guide is courteous.
    • A Guide is a friend to animals and loves nature.
    • A Guide is disciplined and helps protect public property.
    • A Guide is Courageous.
    • A Guide is thrifty.
    • A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed.
  • Motto :
    The Motto of the Guide is “Be prepared”. This has to be achieved by being physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
  • Sign :
    The Guide sign is given by raising the right hand in level with the shoulder, palm to the front with three fingers stretched together and the thumb closing on the little finger.
  • Salute :
    The Guide Salute is given by raising the right arm smartly to the level of the shoulder, palm to the front with three fingers stretched together, the first touching the forehead above the right eyebrow and thumb closing on the little finger. After salute the arm is smartly brought down. If a stick or thumb stick is carried, it must be passed to left hand or kept under left arm pit. When a staff is carried the salute is given with left forearm bent at right angle at elbow with three fingers open, thumb closing on the little finger palm downwards, the first finger touching the staff. When hands are occupied, the salute is given by eyes left or right as the case may be.

SCOUT/ GUIDE ADVANCEMENT

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Scheme for Advancement of a Scout/Guide :

  • A Pravesh Scout/Guide will work at least for six months to qualify for Pratham Sopan.
  • A Pratham Sopan Scout/Guide will work for at least six months to qualify for Dwitiya Sopan.
  • A Dwitiya Sopan Scout/Guide will work for at least six months to qualify for Tritiya Sopan.
  • A Tritiya Sopan Scout/Guide will work for at least nine months to qualify for Rajya Puraskar Badge.
  • A Rajya Puraskar Scout/Guide shall work for twelve months to appear for Rashtrapati Scout/Guide Award Test.
  • Efficiency Cords:
    • Scout/Guide Efficiency Cords are made of chiffon Threads specially designed, supplied by N.H.Q. It shall be worn under the right shoulder strap extending the cord to the top of right pocket stitched horizontally just above the BSG Stripe.
    • After Dwitiya Sopan Badge, a Scout/Guide may earn more proficiency badges.
    • If a Dwitiya Sopan Scout/Guide earns six proficiency badges in all shall be awarded Blue Cord by the Assistant Dist. Commissioner.
    • If a Tritiya Sopan Scout/Guide earns twelve proficiency badges in all shall be awarded Green Cord by the Dist. Commissioner
    • If a Rajya Puraskar Scout/Guide earns eighteen proficiency badges in all shall be awarded Golden Cord by the District Chief Commissioner.
  • JUNGLE GOPH (For Scouts only) :
    • After the Rashtrapati Award, a Scout is eligible to earn Jungle Goph Cord which will be presented by the Dist. Chief Commissioner.
    • Among the below mentioned Proficiency Badges, he has to qualify five Proficiency Badges not earned earlier: Back woodsman, Civil Defence, Map Maker, Archer, Meteorologist, Camper, Climber, Pioneer, Rescuer, Signaller, Explorer, Herbalist, Hiker, Naturalist, Stalker, Tracker, Fireman, and Swimmer.
    • A Jungle Goph Cord is of Olive Green colour and will be worn in place of Gold Cord.