Govt to introduce Scouts and Guides programme in primary schools

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Govt to introduce Scouts and Guides programme in primary schools

Monday, 10 June 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

The Yogi Adityanath government is set to introduce the Scouts and Guides programme in primary schools from Class 1 to Class 8 to enhance the physical and mental abilities of students.

Scouts and Guides units will be established in all council schools across the state. Instructions have been given to set up these units before the new academic session begins.

It is noteworthy that Cub & Bulbul Scouts and Guides programmes help instill high moral values and discipline in students in order to build their character and enhance national unity.

Currently, these units are present in most schools from Class 6 to Class 8. Now, they will also be established in schools from Class 1 to Class 5.

Education Director (Basic) Pratap Singh Baghel has instructed all divisional assistant education directors and district basic education officers to ensure the registration of at least one unit in every council school from Class 1 to Class 5. Each unit will have 24 members.

Similarly, each council school from Class 6 to Class 8 must have at least one unit with 32 members. The number of units can be increased in the same proportion based on the number of students in the schools.

Additionally, existing units must be renewed before the new session starts. Instructions have also been issued for registration of new teams and renewal of old ones ahead of the beginning of the new session.

Baghel further instructed that for schools without trained unit leaders, teachers will undergo a 7-day residential training programme organised by the Bharat Scouts and Guides, Uttar Pradesh organisation. Initially, 50 teachers from each district will be nominated for this training.

Additionally, students will be provided with a set of school uniforms and a Scouts and Guides uniform funded by the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme. Apart from this, at least one band of Scout Guide will be prepared at the block level of each district and the competition of this band organised at the district and inter-district levels.

Students will also be encouraged to participate in the BSG knowledge competition (2024-25) organised by the Bharat Scout Guide Institute at the district and state level and the Best Cadet Competition at the district/regional level. Furthermore, the Scouts and Guides curriculum for Classes 6 to 8 will follow a fixed timetable.

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