Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today released a Postal Stamp on Cub
Scouts to commemorate Centenary year of Cub Scouts in India and Abroad.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Scouting aims to
support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual
development, so that constructive role can be played by them in the
society. He said that Bharat Scouts Guide had played an important role
in the overall development of the country and they are also playing an
active role in road and rail safety, Swachh Bharat Mission and during
natural calamities apart from many developmental activities. Shri Sinha
expressed the hope that scouts will continue to play an important role
in future too.
Cub Scouting is meant for children of age group between 8 to 11 years
and Cubbing involves games, stories, play acting, handicrafts and also
work through the Star tests and Badges. On the other hand, Scouting was
developed for youth between the ages of 11 and 17 to engage in
activities in public parks, open spaces and wherever they found a
Shri Sinha said that the mission of Scouting is to contribute to the
education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout
Promise and Law to help build a better world where people are
self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.