ROVER & RANGER UNIT
Introduction: The Scouts/ Guides is a voluntary non political International Educational Movement for young people, open to all without any discrimination on the origin, race or creed and sex in accordance with the purpose, principles and methods concerned by the founder of scouting movement Lord Baden Powel in 1907. It was formed to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, so that they can play constructive roles in society with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills. Rovering/ Rangering is the Senior Wing of Scouting & Guiding. Any regular student of College/ University between the age group of 15-25 years can be enlisted as Rover (Boy) / Ranger (Girl). The Bharat Scouts & Guides is the National Scouting & Guiding Association of India which was formed in 7th November 1950 in all over India, though it was introduced first in Bangalore during 1909.
Rover & Ranger Unit, Banki College was affiliated with Odisha State Bharat Scouts & Guides since 2018-19 and growing with an optimistic vision. This unit consists of ROVER CREW of 24 Boys under the leadership of Rover Scout Leader Bhupati Bhusan Pradhan and RANGER TEAM of 24 Girls under the leadership of Ranger Leader Debasmita Rout.
Motto: The motto of the movement is “Service to Society”
Law: A Scout/ Guide is Trust worthy, Loyal, Courteous, Courageous, Thrifty, Disciplined, A friend to all (Brother hood/ Sister hood) and helps to protect public property.
Principles: Scouting/ Guideing is based upon three broad principles which represent its fundamental laws and belief. They are referred to as “Duty to God”, “Duty to Others” and “Duty to Self”
Objectives: The purpose of the movement is to contribute the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual goals thus enabling them to become responsible citizens and duty bound as members of local, national and international communities.
The aim of Scouting & Guiding is four fold. (1) Formation of character, (2) Formation of sound health habits (3) Training in the handicraft and the acquiring of useful skills (4) Cultivation of a proper Spirit of service efficiency.
Training & Camps: The purpose of a Scout & Guide Camp is more or less the same. It helps young people develop physically, intellectually socially and spiritually. It is all about building confidence, self-esteem, learning important life important life skills and leadership skills, team building, education and fun.
Examination: A Rover/ Ranger Aspirant will work at least for 3 months to complete Pravesh Test before investiture. A Pravesh Rover/ Ranger will work at least for six months to qualify of Nipun Badge. A Nipun Rover/ Ranger will work at least for 9 months to qualify for Rajya Puraskar Badge. A Rajya Puraskar Awardees Rover/ Ranger will work at least for one year for Rashtrapati Puraskar.
Benefits: Scouting and Guiding is an approved type of character training & preparation for good citizenship designed for the benefit of boys and girls, which insists a sense of responsibility and trustworthiness affords to be individual opportunities for developing initiative and leadership and promotes self control. Scout/ Guide Awardees gets bonus marks at the time of admission into higher study and gets priority in Govt. Jobs.
Activities: Rover Ranger Samagam (National gathering of Rovers and Rangers), Rover Moot, Ranger Meet, Rover Service Camp, Adventure Programs, Trekking Camps in Himalayas, Sea Coast and Deserts, Mountaining, Water Activities. Disaster Management & Preparedness, Community Development Programs, Handicrafts & Vocational Courses, Youth Forum, Youth Parliament, Group Discussions. Life Skill Development Programs that includes development of Survival Skills through exposure to adventure/ International events.
Activities of this Unit: (1) Adopted Village, (2) Adopted School, (3) Value Added Courses Units like Mushroom Culture, Api Culture (Honey Bee keeping), Seri Culture (Eri Silk Work Rearing), Horti Culture, Waste Management (Vermi Composting), (4) Skill Development Training Programmes on Preparation of Phenyle, Toilet Cleaner, Mask, Hand Sanitizer, Hand wash, Dish Wash, Liquid Blue, Cane Bamboo, Sand Art etc, (5) Health related Programs like Blood Donation, Eye Camp, Skin & Dental Camp, Health Check Up Camp, Yoga Camps, Awareness Campaigns, (6) Education- Ama Chatasali for poor students in adopted villages etc. (7) Live Demonstration Programmes on Water Fights & Fire Fights, (8) Adventure Programmes like Trekking, Mountaineering, Sky Dive, Cycling etc., (9) Women Empowerment (10) Organising different Workshops like Cane & Bamboo, Sand Art etc, (11) Organising different Seminars (12) Disaster Management Programmes during Natural Calamities (13) Different Service Camps, (14) Clean India Programmes (15) Green India Programmes (16) Awareness Programmes- on different issues like Suicide Prevention, Aids, Road Safety, Swachha Bharat, Organ Donation, Blood Donation etc through rally, wayside tree painting, sand art, meetings etc.(17) Distribution of winter garments to needy people (18) Distribution of study materials shoes to the students in our adopted school (19) Jalaseva to Public, Bird & Animals at different places (20) campus Clenliness & Beautification (21) Observing different National & International Days and so many.
Achievements of this Unit: Due to it’s continuous effort, this unit could able to built an image in the State as well as in National and International Level. Some Rovers & Rangers have received Covid Warrior Award from different organisations, Rover Leader have received State level Covid Warrior Award & Basant Biswal Award. This unit have received appreciation letters from Local administration, Utkal University and received Governor Award & the highest National level Laxmi Mazumdar Award