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Indian Scouts and Guides Organisation

Nature is a Scouts and Guides playground. A place to discover new things and embark on great adventures. A place where youth gain leadership skills by leading their peers on meaningful outdoor adventures.

Kids in Scouts and Guides have fun adventures discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t have elsewhere. Along the way, kids develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

Through a youth-led program, Scouts and Guides pave their own path to outdoor adventure and fun; selecting and planning the activities they want to pursue; surrounded by committed and passionate Scouters & Guiders who create a safe and inclusive environment.

Along the way Scouts and Guides develop the skills, values and character that will guide them through every future adventure, at every stage a life. The perfect place for kids to be kids, memories are made and friendships are forged through the countless campfires, hikes and overnight camps.

Scouts and Guides is the start of something great. It starts with Scouts and Guides.
Why Scouts and Guides?

Scouting & Guiding provides kids with a range of activities and experiences that no other youth program can match.

Through outdoor discovery, community service, adventure activities physical, mental & spiritual development and hands-on learning are at the heart of our program.

Stimulated through teamwork, personal challenge and exploration, girls guides and boys scouts develop the self-confidence, values and problem-solving skills, leadership skills, safety skills, disaster management skills, vocational skills, self defense skills, yoga & meditation skills, national integration, spirit of patriotism, brotherhood & loyalty that will guide them through every future adventure, at every stage of life.

It's the perfect place for kids to be kids, to make lifelong friendships, and to become better prepared for success in the world.

History of Scouting:

During 1906-07, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups for boys (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Rover Scout) and, in 1910, a new organization, Girls Guides, was created for girls (Brownie Guide, Girl Guide and Girl Scout, Ranger Guide).

In 1906-07 Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant general in the British Army wrote a book for boys about Reconnaissance and Scouting. Baden-Powell also wrote a book Scouting for Boys, based on his earlier books about Military Scouting. Thereafter In the summer of 1907 Baden-Powell held a first camp in Gilwell Park on Brownsea Island in England to test ideas for his book. This camp and the publication of Scouting for Boys book are generally regarded as the start of the Scout Movement in the World.

Scouting in India:

Scouting came in India under the banner “Boys Scouts of India” in 1909 and Girl Guiding in 1913, but they were meant only for European and Anglo-Indian boys and girls.

The doors of these organizations were never opened for Indian boys and girls. There was resentment in Indians for it and in 1921 when World Chief of Scout Lord Baden Powell came to India under the leadership of Mahamana Pdt. Madan Mohan Malviya, he was approved and requested to open the doors for Indian boys and girls, but BP refused brutally. It was published in newspapers all around the World, it was disclosed and due to great resentment in Indians, new Scout troop were being opened through out of India. Till 1928 about 9 new troops were working in the field. Even Dr Annie Besant an English lady working with great Mahatma Gandhi and opened a Girl Company for Scouting in Madras.

Aims & Objectives:

The aims of the Scouts and Guides movement are to bring-up youngsters to become responsible citizens of country, should have the basic knowledge of every possible survival skills.

The wishes and aspirations of BP were shattered and bottlenecked. Therefore Indian Scouts and Guides Organization came into picture and started shaping the movement towards their goal. And utilizing resources in honest manner, providing a true scouting to the boys scouts and girls guides of the country without any cast, colour & cried.

Our “Scouting for all” and “No one left behind” programs started to ensure 100% participation of youths of the country.

What is ISGO?

Indian Scouts and Guides Organisation (ISGO) is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, secular and non-uniformed organization that enables you to continue or begin you’re scouting or guiding journey whilst at school, college or/and university level.

As a national organisation we have state associations in all states & union territories of country. And we have local clubs at over than 1000 schools, colleges & universities across the country.

Where still no club available, there a chance to start local club by any schools, colleges & universities. And any individual can join us as an independent member for scouting & guiding.

ISGO clubs providing classroom training activity everyday in schools, colleges and universities through their trained manpower (scouts and guides teachers cum trainers) under BP’s guideline.

And our all scouts and guides generally meet at-least once in a quarter during term time with activities being broadly classified into three categories: adventure, social, and community. ISGO also provides a link to local scouting and guiding to enable members to continue or begin working within their section whilst at schools, colleges or universities.

Where is ISGO?

ISGO clubs exist all across the India:

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  • 150k+ Students

    857+ Schools

  • 275 Employees

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