The Bharat Scouts & Guides is a Voluntary, Non-political, Educational Movement for young people giving special focus at developing a person’s Character, Health, Handicraft and Service to the Community.
The Nagaland State Bharat Scouts & Guides is affiliated to 80 Schools in Nagaland with an enrolment of 3100 students as per 2018-19 academic session (1560 – Scouts & 1440 – Guides).
The Scout Wing & the Guide Wing are the two main Wings of this organization.
Scout Wing has 3(three) sections:
- Cub (6-10 years)-Cub Master
- Scout (10-18 years)-Scout Master
- Rover (18-25 years)-Rover Leader
Guide Wing has 3(three) Sections:
- Bulbul (6-10 years)-Flock Leader
- Guide (10-18 years)-Guide Captain
- Ranger (18-25 years)-Ranger Leader
TheRegional Level Trekking cum Nature Study Programme for Sr, Scouts, Guides,Rovers, Rangers will be organized by the Regional Headquarter, N.E. Region atSHQ,Kohima, Nagaland State Bharat Scouts and Guides from 16th November to 18th November,2016 in which Participants & Staff from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram,N.F.Railway, Nagaland & Tripura State will be participating.
Kohima, November 8 (MExN): The Nagaland State Bharat Scouts & Guides (NSBS&G) celebrated its Foundation Day/ Flag Day on November 7 at the State Headquarters Life Members’ Building, Bayavü Hill, Kohima. Scouts and Guides from Alpine Open Troop, St. Joseph Guide Company, Little Flower Hr. Sec. School Guide Coy, Christ King Hr. Sec. School, Chandmari Hr. Sec. School attended the programme with 20 officials from the district headquarters & state headquarters.
Jamboree for Scouts and Guides will be held from 28th December to 31st December, 2016 at Nagaland Scouts and Guides Training Centre, Nerhema where participants from all the North East states will be participating.
Efforts were made for unification of different Scout groups existing in India during the visit of Lord Baden Powell to India but failed. However, after India’s independence, efforts were made for unification of the Scout & Guide Associations functioning in India. Serious efforts were by national leaders like Pt. Jawaharlal Nerhu, Maulana Abdul Kalam, Mangal Das Pakwasu and Scout leaders like Dr. HN Kunzur, Pt. Ram Bajpai, Justice Vivian Bose, Lotha said.
Khyomo Lotha, former MP and State Chief Commissioner, NSBS&G highlighted the genesis of Scouting & Guiding. It was in the year 1909, when Captain TH Baker established the first Scout Troop in Bangalore and got it registered with imperial Headquarters, London. Subsequently, Scout Troops were formed in Bangalore, Kirkee and Jabalpur. These three troops increased to nine different Boy Scout Organisations in early 1911 in Shimla, Calcutta, Jabalpur, Allahabad, Bangalore, Poona, Kirkee, Saidpur, and Madras as its Headquarters.