Global Indian International School Whitefield, Bangalore is proud to announce the beginning of Hindustan Scouts and Guides Unit in the school campus. Recognised by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Government of India, there were 65 GIISians who successfully completed the three day Praveshika Training and Rajya Puraskar Preparation Camp (3rd to 5th April, 2019), and earned the prestigious title of a ‘Guide’ or a ‘Scout’.
There was the formal Lighting of the lamp ceremony and Mr. Rajiv Bansal – Director – Operations, Global Indian International School, India was the Chief Guest to encourage the aspiring scouts and guides cadets of GIIS. Dr. Shivananda C S (Principal), Ms. Aracha Sinha (Academic Coordinator) and the Team of trainers from Scouts and Guides – (Mr. Kishore Singh Chauhan (National Executive Director – Hindustan Scouts and Guides), Mr. Ansar Pasha (Head Quarter Commissioner – Hindustan Scouts and Guides, Karnataka), Ms. Soumya M (State Training Commissioner, Guides) and Mr. Ali (Asst. Training Commissioner, HAM Radio Trainer were all present at the event. There was the Flag Hoisting ceremony to formally start the adventurous and energetic three day camp.
Scouting is a movement that aims to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society, with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills. During the 3 days, the students learned a lot about the significance of HSG in terms of bravery and proactive actions towards serving the society. The foundation course comprised of theory sessions, fun with semaphore and they also learned how to do tent pitching during camping. The students enjoyed the art of cooking without fire and a lot of other life skills training and use of compass and HAM (Home Amateur Mechanic) radio.