14 May, 2012

THE EMBLEM & OTHER EMBLEMS

1. The Emblem:
    The Emblem of the Bharat Scouts and Guides is the Fleur-de-lis superimposed by the Trefoil with the Ashok Chakra in the Centre of the Trefoil. The ratio of the length and breadth of the Emblem shall be 3:2
        Fleur-de-lis symbolises Scout Wing.
        Trefoil symbolises Guide Wing.
        Ashok Chakra symbalises India.
       Horizontal Band symbolises World Brotherhood.
2. (1) Other Emblems:
    Besides the Emblem of the Bharat Scouts and Guides the other Emblems which may be adopted are:
         (i) National Emblem
         (ii) State Emblem
         (iii) District Emblem
         (iv) Local Association Emblem
         (v) Group Emblem
   (2) The National and State Emblems shall be approved by the National Executive Committee.
   (3) The District Emblem, The Local Association Emblem and the Group Emblem shall be approved by the State Executive Committee.
   (4) The application for approval of the State Emblem shall be made to the National Executive Committee with a specimen design of the Emblem. The application for the District Emblem shall be made to the State Executive Committee with the specimen  design of the Emblem. The Local Association Emblem or Group Emblem shall be submitted to the State Executive Committee together with the specimen design of the Emblem through proper channel.
  (5) The Emblem may be issued to the special occasion or event such as Jamboree. Camporee, Seminar, Conference and Rally. Such Emblem shall be used during the event and for a period of one year after the event.
   (6) The size of the Emblem shall not exceed 5 cms. in length or breadth or diameter. The emblem shall be emblematic in character and shall not contain the name or initials of any person.
   (7) The Emblem shall be worn in such manner or on such occasion as may be directed.

09 May, 2012

CHARACTER, MEMBERSHIP & GOVERNING BODY

5. Character:
       The Association is a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act and is a non-official organisation and is non-political, non-sectarian and non-communal in character.

6. Membership:
      (1)The membership of the Association is open to citizens of India, who subscribe to the Purpose and Objects. Provided that any citizen of any other nationality residing for the time being in India may be admitted as a member on the recommendation of the State Chief Commissioner and with the approval of the National Commissioner.
      Provided further that such person subscribes to the Scout or Guide Promise as hereunder:

  " On my Honor I promise that I will do my best
       To do my duty to God and India
        To help other people and
        To obey the Scout / Guide Law"
Note: The word "Dharma" may be substituted for the word " God" if so desired.
       (2) Members:
          (a) General Members: (i)Beneficiaries i.e. Cubs / Bulbuls, Scouts / Guides, Rovers / Rangers, Sea Scouts / Sea Guides, Sea Rovers / Sea Rangers, Air Scouts / Air Guides, Air Rovers / Air Rangers registered as such. (ii) Adult Leaders, Scouters, Guiders, Commissioners who hold valid warrants and Trainers who hold Honorable Charges in force.
          (b) Life Members are who are admitted as such by the National Executive Committee and who have paid Life Membership Fee as prescribed.
          (c) Ordinary Members are those who are admitted as such by the National Executive Committee and who have paid Annual Subscription Fee as prescribed and shall include Adult Leaders provided further that are not in arrears.
          (d) Special Members are those who are admitted as such by the National Executive Committee for their meritorious contribution to the Movement.
          (e) The Bharat Scouts and Guides Fellows
              Note: Categories mentioned in (a)(i), (d) and (e) shall not be eligible to participate in the election of the Association at any level.
           (f) Termination of Membership: If any member is held guilty of criminal offence involving moral turpitude, his / her membership shall be terminated, and any award / privilege shall be withdrawn.


7. Governing Body:
       The management of the affairs of the Bharat Scouts & Guides vests in the National Executive Committee in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for the time being in force. 

08 May, 2012

THE LAW

(a). The Law for the Scout and the Rover is
  1. A Scout is trustworthy.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
  4. A Scout is courteous.
  5. A Scout is a friend to animals and loves nature.
  6. A Scout is disceplained and helps protect public property.
  7. A Scout is courageous.
  8. A Scout is thrifty.
  9. A Scout is pure in thought, word and deed.
(b). The Law for the Guide and the Ranger is
  1. A Guide is trustworthy.
  2. A Guide is loyal.
  3. A Guide is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
  4. A Guide is courteous.
  5. A Guide is a friend to animals and loves nature.
  6. A Guide is disceplained and helps protect public property.
  7. A Guide is courageous.
  8. A Guide is thrifty.
  9. A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed.
(c). The Law for the Cub is
  1. The Cub gives in to the elders.
  2. The Cub is clean and courteous.
(d). The Law for the Bulbul is
  1. The Bulbul gives in to the elders.
  2. The Bulbul is clean and courteous.

07 May, 2012

ACTIVE GAMES

1. CAP CHASE
     The players' caps are place on a line about six inches apart, and another line is drawn about 20 feet away which is the throwing line. All the players are behind this. At "GO" no first one throws ball or other object into the caps and when an object is in the a cap the owner shouts "Mine" and runs to get it. The thrower tries to catch him before he can touch the cap. If caught, the cap owner receives one point which is recorded by an object in his cap. Continue until one player has scored three points.

2. CHARIOT FIGHT
    Form teams of three. First two players link arms. They are the horses. The third player is the driver who grasps back of belts of the horses. The driver has a piece of rope tucked under back of his belt. Object of the game is for horses to collect tails without losing their driver's tail. When team loses a tail they run to the leader who issues another tail. Team with the largest collection of tails in the given time is the winner.

3.FILE DRESSING RACE
    All players stand in the Indian file. There should be one individual in charge for each team. On the word "HATS" the hole team runs and deposit their hats at a goal line a about 24 feet from the starting line. Then they must reposrt in an indian file. Soon the second order is given, like "BELTS" followed by "SHOES" and "SOCKS". Then the reverse order is given to again wear the gear. The team that reportfirst in an indian file wins.

4. STICK THROW
   All player stand in an Indian file. A goal line is drawn 24 feet away and a center line is drawn about 12 feet away. At the word " GO" the first player of the team runs to the goal line with stick in his hand, while the second player runs to the center line. The first player throws the stick to the second player who in return tries to catch it. This continues till the stick is caught by the second player. On succeeding, the second player to the goal line and the third player runs to the center line and the first player returns to the team. This is continued till all the players have participated. The team finishing first wins.

06 May, 2012

THE PROMISE

3.The Promise:
 (a) The Promise for the Scout and the Rover is,
       "On my honour, I prosmise that iI 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 prosmise that iI will do my best
               To do my duty to God and my country
               To help other people 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 everyday."
  (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 everyday."

Note 1 : The Word "Dharma" may be substituted for the word "God", if so desired.
Note 2 : The Promise is to be made on the occasion of the Investiture and in the case of Rover or Ranger whois already a Scout or Guide, the Promise is to be reaffirmed.

THE METHOD

2.The Method:
The Scout / Guide method is a system of progressive self education through:
 - A Promise and Law
 - Learning by doing
 - Membership of small groups under adult leadershi 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.

   Progressive and stimulating programmes of various activities based on the interests of the participants including games, useful skills and services to the community taking place largely in an outdoor setting in contace with nature.