The Scout / Guide Method is a system of progressive self education through :
A promise and law
Learning by doing
Membership of small groups under adult leadership involves progressive discovery and acceptance of responsibility of training towards the development of character, self-reliance and capacities to cooperate and to local.
A Scout is trustworthy.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every Scout.
A Scout is courteous.
A Scout is a friend to animals and loves nature.
A Scout is discipline and helps to protect public property.
A Scout is courageous.
A Scout is Thrifty.
A Scout is pure in thought, word and deed.
Scouting in India
The first scout troop in India consisting entirely of Anglo-Indian Boys, was formed by a Scottish missionary, in the then central province in 1908. However the troop was disbanned in 1910. Thereafter nine different scout troops comprising British & Anglo-Indian boys came up in early 1911 in Shimla,
Calcutta, Jabalpur, Allahabad, Banglore, Poona, Kirkee, Saidpus and Madras. Efforts to induct Indian Boys to scouts movement did not materialize till Mantague & Chelnosford appeared on the scene a secretary of the state of India and viceroy of India in 1917. After Independence of India the final merger of the Boy Scouts Association and the Hindustan Scout association took place on 7th Nov. 1950 under the name of “The Bharat Scouts and Guide”.