Bharat Scouts and Guides Training camp at Indian School Muscat
A seven day training camp for scouts and guides was held in Indian School Muscat from Friday, 5th December 2014 to 11th December 2014. Ninety one teachers from 8 Indian Schools of the Sultanate participated in the training conducted by trainers under the guidance of Mrs. Darshana Pawaskar , from Bharat Scouts and Guides , National Headquarters, New Delhi.The course included sessions on the principles of scouting and guiding, multifarious activities, games that enhanced the knowledge of the trainees . Each session was invigorating and included very interesting activities and the trainees participated with tremendous verve and gusto. The highlights of the camp were the enrollment ceremony and the fun- filled camp fire session during which trainees participated with overwhelming enthusiasm. The euphonious songs, foot tapping dance numbers mesmerized and captivated the audience. The commitment and involvement of the trainers and the trainees made the camp a success. The camp ended with the closing ceremony on the 11th of December 2014.
REPORT ON SCOUTING &GUIDING ACTIVITIES
As a part of our CCE, Scouting and Guiding activities help to foster in our students important values like honesty, friendship, dignity, patience, integrity, discipline, kindness etc. Also, important life skills like leadership, creativity, team spirit etc. get honed in them.
Starting from April 2014, regular classes for scouting and guiding are held every week during the zero periods on Mondays (for classes 5 & 7) and Thursdays (for classes 6 & 8). Sessions on making knots, woodcraft signs and hand signals were conducted this month. More outdoor activities are scheduled for this year.
Scouting and Guiding is an important part of our co-curricular activities as well as our curriculum. One period in a week is devoted to these activities in order to nurture the qualities of sharing, adjusting, leadership and tolerance. The basics of Scouts & Guides as well as the physical fitness skills, life saving skills, handicrafts, first- aid, nature study, excursions, camps etc. are imparted to students from time to time. Altogether 60 Scout masters & Guide captains are involved in this programme.
THE BHARAT SCOUTS AND GUIDES IN-SERVICE PROGRAMME
A two-day Bharat Scouts and Guides in-service programme was conducted in the old MPH of the school for the teachers of Middle Section on the 2nd and 3rd of March, 2013 from 10.30 am to 1.00pm.
The Principal, Mr. Achuthan Madav graced the occasion. The Vice –Principal of Middle Section, Mr. Jacob Zacharias and the Heads of various departments were present. The Principal hoisted the flag and addressed the crowd.
In his speech, the Principal said that a programme like this will help the teachers to instil moral values in the students. He expressed his desire that this Movement will go a long way in moulding the character of the students and maintaining the discipline of the school. The Principal appreciated the students of the Middle Section for their active involvement in all school programmes. He also thanked Mrs. Felcy Fernandes, and her team of trainers for planning out such a training.
The day’s programme was flagged off by the Vice-Principal, Mr. Jacob Zacharias, who gave a brief introduction and history about the Scouts and Guides Movement in India and Oman.
The teacher-trainers conducted various sessions based on the different topics of Pravesh and Pratham Sopan levels of the Scouts and Guides Movement.
In her concluding speech, Mrs. Felcy Fernandes, Co-ordinator of Guides, reminded the teachers that the Motto of the Movement is “Be Prepared” and requested them to be prepared with the syllabus and notes for the new Academic Year 2013-2014.
On behalf of the teacher-trainees, Mrs. Yvette D’Souza thanked Mrs. Felcy Fernandes and her team for the workshop. Mrs. Felcy Fernandes honoured Mr. Rajkumar Joshi, Co-ordinator of Scouts and Mrs. Hema Menon and Bindu Menon, the two co-ordinators for the first and second day respectively with the Bharat Scouts and Guides badges.
The programme culminated with the lowering of the flag of Bharat Scouts and Guides. The group dispersed after the National Anthem.