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The focus at this level is on the state in which the Scout or guide is living, and gaining a national perspective on the diverse richness of India’s heritage. Preparing a scrap book with illustrations and information on the following:
I. Nature, Heritage and Culture, Collecting song, poems, riddles, proverbs, short stories about their state and its national heritage and the culture unique to the State and Country.
– Seasons and festivals, meaning and significance
– Different communities and tribes that live in that state
– Physical environment of their locality (famous hills, rivers etc.)
– Common trees of their state
– Common plants and their uses
– Common birds
– Flora and fauna of the region
II. Art of India and their State
– Important heritage buildings
– Places of worship
– Music
– Musical instruments
– Dances
– Theatre forms 132 Aims, Policy, Rules & Organisation Part – II
– Pupperty Literature and famous writers, poets of their town
– Food, Costumes then and now
III. Practical work
(a) Visiting monuments, museum in the vicinity and maintain a record of it.
(b) Maintaining an illustrated historical diary of their town or village (any 3 of the following)
(i) Preparing a list of museums, art galleries and cultural centers in your district / town.
(ii) Visiting monuments and sites in the neighbourhood and identify problems and issue for presentation.
(iii) Adopting a site in their own localitymonument or unique natural feature such as religious place, a lake or temple and looking after it for a period of one month and contribute to keep it clean.
(iv) Learn to serve as a guide to the monuments for local school and community.
(v) Knowing about the Govt. Department and other Non- Govt. agencies, which are involved in the maintenance and restoration of Indian culture, art and buildings.

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