Scouts & Guides
The Scouts and Guides regime was introduced in Florence School in the year 1995, falling under the Bharat Scouts and Guides, Bangalore South District Association with the name 'Leading Light Scouts Guide Company'.
Scouting and Guiding is a Character Building Educational Movement i.e. it is an International movement that changes young mischievous lads into fine men, not just physically but in mind and soul too.
Cubs and Bulbuls
Cubs and Bulbuls activities are conducted for younger children. These children's aim is to help others and make them happy. All activities are organized in group system. These children take the promise and do a good turn everyday. They learn handicraft, clay modeling, First aid, compass, knots. Cubs / Bulbuls take part in Nature Ramble, camp, ceremonies, expedition.
Definition : The Bharat Scouts and Guides is a voluntary, non-political, educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, Race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the Founder Lord Baden Powell in 1907.
- Adventure - trekking, camping, hiking, mountaineering and mapping, woodcraft signs, cooking, cycling
- Intelligence - Compass, signaling and scouts / guide knowledge.
- Handicraft - rope craft, paper craft and nature craft.
- Character prayer - law, promise flags, salute left shake hand, motto etc.
- Service - social service, community service , first aid , pioneering, prayer meetings
- Health - health rules, outdoor living and yoga.
The various stages of advancement in the entire programme offered in Scouting / Guiding are:-
- Pratham Sopan
- Dwitiya Sopan
- Tritiya Sopan
- Rajya Puraskar
- Rashtrapati Award
Tests are held at every stage and a proficiency badge / certificate is earned to move to next level.
Scouts and Guides is a group which trains children to face the challenges in life. Scouts group is generally for the boys of High school and guides for the high school girls. Annual scouts and guide camps are held where in students go outside the school and learn to give in a group getting accustomed to the prevailing environment. They learn co-operation , camaraderie , group dynamics , sportsmanship and some life skills to live peacefully in any situation. Camp fires and living in tents add up to their fun.