Definition

The Bharat 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 methods conceived by the Founder Lord Baden Powell in 1907.


Purpose

The purpose of the Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of local, national and international communities. 


The Scout /Guide Movement is based on the following principles. 

Duty to God :

Adherence to spiritual principle, loyalty to the religion that expresses the acceptance of the duties resulting there from


Duty to others :  

Loyalty to one's country in harmony of local and international peace, understanding, co-operation.Participation in the development of society with recognition and respect for dignity of one's fellowmen and for the integrity of the natural world. 


Duty to Self :

Responsibility for the development of one’s self.


The Methods :

The Scout/Guide method is a system of progressive self-education though:
>> Promise and Law
>> Learning by doing
>> Membership of small groups under adult leadership involving progressive discovery and acceptance of responsibility and training towards self-government directed towards the development of character and the acquisition of competence, self reliance, dependability and capacities both to co-operate and lead.

The Promise
(a) The Promise for the Scout and the Rover is-
"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"
(b) The Promise for the Guide and the Ranger is
"On my honour, I promise that I will do my best-
To do my duty to God" and my country
To help other prople and
To obey the Guide Law."
(c) The promise for the Cub is-
" I Promise to do my best
To do my duty to God* and my country
To keep the Cub Law and
To do a good turn every day."
(d) The Promise for the Bulbul is
"I Promise to do my best
To do my duty to God" and my country
To keep the Bulbul Law and
To do a good turn every day".
Note 1*: The Word “Dharma" may be substituted for the word" God", if so desired.

1. : The Promise is to be made on the occasion of the Investiture Ceremony and in the case of a Rover or Ranger who is already a Scout or Guide, the Promise is to be reaffirmed.

The Scout Law :



a) The Law for the Scout and the Rover is- (b) The Law for the Guide and the Ranger is-
(c) The Law for the Cub is-
(d) The Law for the Bulbul is-
(i) A Scout is trustworthy.
(ii) A Scout is loyal.
(iii) A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other scout.
(iv) A Scout is courteous.
(v) A Scout is a friend to animals and loves nature.
(vi) A Scout is disciplined and helps protect public property.
(vii) A Scout is courageous.
(viii) A Scout is thrifty.
(ix) A Scout is pure in thought, word and deed.

(i) A Guide is trustworthy
(ii) A Guide is loyal
(iii) A Guide is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
(iv) A Guide is courteous.
(v) A Guide is a friend to animals and loves nature.
(vi) A Guide is disciplined and helps protect public property.
(vii) A Guide is courageous.
(viii) A Guide is thrifty.
(ix) A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed.
(i) The Cub is obedient.
(ii) The Cub is clean and polite.
(i) The Bulbul is obedient.
(ii) The Bulbul is clean and polite.

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