Scouting and Guiding in India

Scouting and Guiding in India have a long history.

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The Scout and Guide movement in India is served by:

Indian Scout and Guide Fellowship


The Indian Scout and Guide Fellowship is a voluntary, non-political, social service organisation of adults in India who were once Scouts or Guides in their young days or those who have been leaders in the active movement or those who wish to support the active movement with their resources or spirit of service.

The Fellowship was established in 1959 and is affiliated to the International Scout and Guide Fellowship headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The Indian Fellowship has state branches, district units and guilds in many states of India.[4]

The Fellowship maintains close links at all levels with the active movement and keeps rapport with the National Headquarters of the Bharat Scouts and Guides and its state and district branches through India. The Fellowship also organises seminars and symposiums on subjects of national importance, organisational excellence and personal development. Members choose to work hand-in-hand with Scouts, Guides and other fellow members and help to organise service activities on special days and occasions. These activities are meant to serve the community as well as young boys and girls.

International Scouting units in India


In addition, there is a Cub Scout pack and an older BSA Scout troop [5] via Boy Scouts of America in New Delhi, linked to the Far East Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world.


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  4. ^ "ISGF, National Scout and Guide Fellowships". Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  5. ^ "BSA Troop 60, New Delhi, India". Retrieved 20 May 2021.