SPECIAL BRANCHES

SPECIAL BRANCHES

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SPECIAL BRANCHES
(A) Extension Guiding :
1. A Guide of the extension branch is one who suffers from physical or mental handicap such as blindness, physical deformity or mental deficiency.
2. A handicapped person is eligible to become a Guide. The rule applicable to a Guide with such modification as may be necessary and special rules laid down from time to time in Appendix shall apply to such an extension Guide.

3. Group of extension Guides may be formed in a hospital, institution, colony or school; an extension Guide may also become a member of a regular Guide Group; a Group of extension Guide shall function under the jurisdiction of Local or District Association as the case may be.
4. An extension Guide shall pass tests prescribed for a Guide except those from which she is exempted in view of her handicap, in such case she shall pass the alternate test or tests prescribed for an extension Guide.
(Explanation: The word ‘Guide’ shall include a ‘Bulbul’ as well as ‘Ranger’)

(B) Sea Guiding Branch :
(i). Sea Guide and Sea Ranger
1. Sea Guides shall form a Sea Guide Company. Sea Rangers shall form a Sea Ranger Team.
2. There shall be separate Groups for Sea Guides and Sea Rangers.
3. Ordinarily, Sea Guide Company and the Sea Ranger Team shall form part of the Local or the District Association as the case may be. Provided, however, with the approval of the State Chief Commissioner, a separate Local or District Association, as the case may be, formeD of Sea Guide Company and Sea Ranger Team with a view to impart special instructions in water Craft.
4. Sea Guide Company or Sea Ranger Team or Local or District Associations, as the case may be, shall forward to the State Association, through proper channel rules in regard to :
(i) Inspection of boats or boat used by Sea Guides and Sea Rangers.
(ii) Restriction of said area and the number of persons such boat may carry.
(iii) Provision of air tanks, life belts and other safety devices.
(iv) Competent person being placed in charge of such vessels.
(vi) Care and maintenance of the vessels.
5. Instructor in watercraft shall be a person qualified for the purpose.
6. A current valid certificate about seaworthiness of the vessel is necessary.
7. A ‘Charge Certificate’ is equality necessary.

(C) Air Guiding Branch :
Air Guide, Air Ranger :
1. Air Guide or Air Ranger shall be instructed in air activities. Air Guides and Air Rangers shall form a separate Air Guide Company and Air Ranger Team.
2. Ordinarily Air Guide Company and Air Ranger Team shall function under the jurisdiction of Local or District Association as the case may be. Provided, however with the approval of the State Chief Commissioner a separate Local or District Association may be formed for Air Guide Company and Air Ranger Team with a view to impart special instructions in Air activities . Air Guide Company and Air Ranger Team shall confirm to special regulations issued by the Chief National Commissioner in this behalf.

(D) Venture Club of BS&G :
Prelude: A large number of youth in the rural and urban areas are interested in undertaking adventure activities organised by the youth organisations. There is no such youth organisation at the grassroot level to promote adventure activities. Proposed Venture Club induct to fill up this gap and also to expand the membership of the Bharat Scouts and Guides by retaining the youth members leaving the units on attaining the maximum age limit.
Objectives : Membership expansion
– to retain outgoing youth in the organisation for a long period.
– to develop leadership competencies in the youth
– to develop physical efficiency
– to promote harmony with nature
– to engage youth in constructive activities in their spare time. Formation :
The venture clubs will be formed in a locality of village with a
minimum membership of 8 members.

Registration :
Each venture club will be required to register with their respective State Association through Local/ District Association with prescribed fee. Each club will be issued a Charter on the recommendation of LA/DA by the state Association. Office of the Club : Each club will have an office where its members will meet to
participate or to discuss the Programmes and activities according to their plan.
Area : A Club will be organised for a locality, mohalla, village, factory, institution or a Government Department of public service.
Name of the Club : Each club will be named after a National Heroine.
Membership :
The membership of the club will be open to all citizens of India without discrimination of creed, caste or religion living in the locality and willing to accept the Fundamentals of the Bharat Scouts & Guides and accept the rules of the club having basic education, sound physic and sound mind. Age 18 and above. Preferably up to 40 years of age, willing member will be invested ceremonially on accepting the Promise and the Law after completion of the Pravesh
test requirement of a Guide.
Leadership :
There will be a leader for each club between the age of 25 to 45 years and who has undergone the Course for Adventure Leaders conducted by the National Adventure Institute of the Bharat Scouts & Guides.
Organisation :
Each club will have a Club Committee consisting of:
A Chairman
A Vice Chairman
Secretary (The Leader of the club will be ex. Officio Secretary of the
Committee)
Treasurer 2 or 4 members from the Venture Club members.
Functions of the Committee :
1. To administer the moveable and immoveable property of the Club.
2. To decide the programme and activities of the club.
3. To accept membership.
4. To raise Funds for the Club.
5. To approve the expedition activities.
Funds :
The club can generate funds with the help of the local resources confirming to the fund raising rules of the Bharat Scouts & Guides as laid down in APRO Part-I. Donations and sponsorship can be accepted by the Committees.
The Treasurer will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the accounts of the Club. Uniform for members of Venture Club :
Cap: – Cap in Blue colour with BS&G Logo.
Shirt – Grey Shirt or T Shirt of BS&G pattern.
Scarf – Specially designed scarf for the unit.
Trousers – Navy blue Pants/Jeans with two additional pocket on both legs beside knees.
Pouch – A black pouch with belt worn around waist.
Footwear – Black Huntershoe or Sports Shoe.
Following will be worn at the time of participating in the adventure activity.
Optional: Knife Axe Nails Rucksack First Aid kit Water bottle
Programme of the Club : Local Games Races Kusti -Malkhamb Yoga Martial Arts Adventure games Adventure Tour Wide game/Rush game Rock Climbing Cycle/ Motorcycle hike Skating Environmental Education
Expeditions, Night-Hiking Nature Ramble Exploring Camping Observation & deduction Self Defence Photography
Nature Collection Swimming Advanced Adventure Activities Mountaineering Skating Ice- skating Para- sailing Gliding Water sports Population Education Badge Star Gazing Rambler Badge Guiding activities to be promoted by venture clubs as part of their regular programme. Prayer First-Aid Fundamentals of Scouting/Guiding. Pioneering, Map reading, Test up to Dwitiya Sopan Map making, Rescue and and Nipun, Fire Fighting, Backwoodsman cooking.

Eligibility for Leader of the Venture Club :
The following are the requirements to undergo Course for Adventure Leaders:-
Age : Strictly between 25 to 40 years.
Qualification : Minimum Matriculate.
Desirable : Knowledge of English and Hindi.
Physically fit to undertake the strain of the Adventure Activities .
Duration of the course of Adventure Leaders: 07 days
Including 4 days of adventure programme. Contents of course for
Adventure Leaders is incorporated in the Scheme of Training.

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