The Government of Karnataka introduced the Scout & Guides to the colleges from the year 2014. The girls above 16 year who are enrolled for this group are known as rangers and the boys are called rovers.
It is the biggest and most successful youth organisation with thousands of boys and girls enjoying an almost vast range of activities.
As a Scout they will receive expert instructions in a wide variety of outdoor skills and can deal with life’s emergencies.
Scouting began in 1907. Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in British Army, form the Scouting movement. Scouting for boys first appeared in January 1908. The programme was first focused on boys 11-18 then as the movement grew the younger boys and girls are also included. Scouts are provided with the opportunity for personal growth through challenging, interesting activities that meet the needs of boys and girls. Scouting encourages hobbies, interests and skills to develop leadership and sense of achievement.
Scout- Rangers and Rovers (girls and boys above 16 years respectively) are exposed to huge range of activities based on adventure and personal interest like performance, arts, bush, survival skills, tying and using knots, learn about water safety, camping and cooking.Aim of the scout: The development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as responsible citizens and members of local, national and international community.
Following are the principles of scouting:
- Duty to God
- Duty to others
- Duty to self
Scouting is based on following fundamentals:
- Character development
- Development of skills
The scout and guides unit is started in the college in the year 2014. The girls and boys are enrolled for scouting as rangers and rovers. 15 boys and 27 girls are enrolled from the college.
Various activities are conducted based on the scouting principles. Students are given information of History of scout and guides. They are encouraged for neatness, singing, skits, tying knots and leadership qualities.