Rashtrapati Rover Award

Rashtrapati Rover Award

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1) The Rashtrapati Rover Award is a unique distinction in the Movement for it alone carries with it a certificate containing a message from the President of the Indian Union.

2) As a Rajya Puraskar Rover, he will work at least for one year to qualify for the Rashtrapati Rover Award

3) A Rover is not eligible to qualify for Rashtrapati Rover Award on completion of 25 years of age.

4) The Warranted Rover Leader irrespective of his training qualifications shall inform the NHQ through proper channel on a prescribed registration form available at State Headquarters/BSG Website that Rajya Puraskar Rover is preparing for Rashtrapati Rover. In the absence of a Rover Scout Leader, an Assistant Rover Scout Leader can also recommend.

5) A Rover Scout Leader will recommend only up to 25% Rovers of the total Census of the unit (not exceeding 24) for Rashtrapati Rover Award in a year. Special Cases could be recommended by the District Chief Commissioner and State Chief Commissioner subject to maximum of 50% in a year.

6) Rajya Puraskar Rover, who has already fulfilled all required conditions, will have to be tested at State Level and certified by the State Organising Commissioner concerned before coming for Rashtrapati Rover Award Testing Camp organised by the National Association under the supervision of the concerned Assistant Director.

7) At the time of Rashtrapati Award Testing Camp a Rover will produce his individual progress card. To qualify for the Rashtrapati Rover Award a Rajya Puraskar Rover must complete the following:

Tests for Rashtrapati Rover Award:

1(A) Choose any one of the following and discuss in the Crew Council and submit a report based on statistics and data collected for approval:

  • i. Any subject on Current World Affairs.
  • ii. Any two Regions of World Organisation of Scout Movement (WOSM)
  • iii. National Affairs i.e. Our Government/ National Development plans and schemes/ National Educational Policy/ Service Organisations/ Cooperatives etc.

2. Undertake a Community Development Project on Health or Food Production or Environment or Sanitation or a project suited to the particular area with the approval of Crew Council for at least three months with the crew and submit a report to the Crew Council.

3. Render service at least for five days in a camp at District/State/National level.

4. Participate in Community Service Project for not less than thirty hours spread over a period of at least two months and should work once in a week

5. Twenty Four hour Survival Hike: Stay in an open place with another Rover and survive with available Natural Resources. Or Participate in a cross country overnight Adventure Hike.


Participate in Any International Event out of India Or International Adventure Programme

6. Develop Internet Friendship with at least twenty members of the movement of other states as well as other countries


Be a member of Messenger of Peace and upload at least five projects on the MoP website.


Establish a Geet Manch through crew and Sing Songs from publications of BSG such as Geet Bharti, Swarn Swar Lehri, Patriotic Songs, Songs Promoting Secularism and National Integration etc. at public places in a village/town/city for ensuring visibility of the Movement.

7. Qualify for the following Proficiency Badges:

i) Disaster Management

ii) Any one of the following Rover Proficiency Badges not earned earlier:

  • 1. Heritage
  • 2. AIDS Awareness
  • 3. Soil Conservation
  • 4. Family Life Education
  • 5. Blood Donor

Sea Rover:
In addition to tests for Rashtrapati Rover Award mentioned above a Sea Rover will:

  • (1) Dive, Swim atleast for ten metres under surface.
  • (2) Learn how to rescue a drowning person.
  • (3) Have in general, knowledge of shipping in our country.
  • (4) Have in general, knowledge about our Navy and its Ranks.
  • (5) Know about ten constellations beyond the Zodiac.
  • (6) Know about any three methods of splicing and ten knots (bends and hitches used at sea).
  • (7) Conduct with safety precautions a chartered cruise for children for a distance not exceeding four kilo meters.

Air Rover:
In addition to Rashtrapati Rover Award tests mentioned above an Air Rover will:

(1) Demonstrate skill in Aerobatics with an aero model. OR Have an experience in a glider for three times.


In an aircraft for a minimum of half an hour.

(2) Mark International Aircraft / Aerodromes on a world map.

(3) Have knowledge about military Aircrafts used in the neighbouring countries.

(4) Know about signal used by W.R., R.T., A.L.D.S., L.A.M.A., cartridges and smoke bombs.

Grameen Rover:
Prescribed syllabus for all tests assigned for Rovers will be applicable for Grameen Rovers. However, subjects found difficult or not related to Grameen Rover may be replaced by appropriate local activities/projects with the permission of SCC on the recommendation of DCC & SOC. The area specific alternate activities may be allowed by the State Chief Commissioner and certificate to that effect should be produced in the testing camp.


(i) This award is presented by the President of India on the recommendation of Chief National Commissioner and can be withdrawn under compelling circumstances by Chief National Commissioner.

(ii) The Chief National Commissioner who is the authority to grant the Rashtrapati Rover Award shall issue from time to time suitable directions in respect of the badge tests, services, etc.

(iii) On completion of the requirements successfully a Rajya Puraskar Rover shall record his attainments for the Rashtrapati Rover Award on a prescribed form and submit the same to the National Headquarters through proper channel. The Rover must, in the opinion of the Crew in Council be setting a personal example of Scout way of life.

(iv) The Chief National Commissioner shall approve the Rashtrapati Rover Award on basis of certificates of the examiners and on the recommendations of the Crew in Council, the concerned District Commissioner and the State Chief Commissioner.

(v) On approval of the Chief National Commissioner, the Rashtrapati Rover Award Certificate is presented at a formal ceremony by the President of India. (vi) The Rashtrapati Rover Badge is worn on the left arm.

(vii) Even if a Rover has undergone any training course of the Unit Leader, he will be eligible for Rashtrapati Award.


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