BOY SCOUTS AND THEIR DUTIES
Points: Introduction - What they learn - Duties of scouts - Nature of their service - Origin and growth of the Scout Movement - Conclusion.
Boy-scouts are the young boys and girls who are trained to do useful services. If they are properly trained, they may be employed in doing other useful social jobs. School scouts are formed into batches. Thus they are put under a sort of military training. Sometimes senior scouts are trained as scout masters.
Boy scouts learn things which are of practical use in life. They are taught to be brave, courageous and helpful. In their uniform they are always active. A spirit of heroism and patriotism is filled in them. Indeed, everything that makes a citizen useful is taught to them.
The duties of scouts are of many types. They give first aid to the people meeting with accidents. They serve the sick. They protect persons from violence. If they find any helpless person lying on the road, they carry him to his home or a hospital. Thus boy scouts help people in their daily life.
Boy scouts also render help in fairs and exhibitions. They carry on fight against diseases. Indeed, boy scouts are a very useful team of workers. The boy scouts are never called upon to go to war. But they have to fight every hour and every day. If a house is on fire, they run to render help. They are like the good knights of middle ages. They give the needy what they need. When there is any useful work to be done they come first to do it.
The boy scout movement owes its birth to the Great war. Sir Robert Baden Powell started this movement. The trained scouts help the military in war. The scouts build high ideals before the public. Thus they improve the moral tone of the society. With this idea grown up people were brought into the movement. But now the boys and girls of all classes are admitted by the Scout Association. The Boy Scout Movement has now spread all over the world.
In many western countries boy scouts are trained in ambulance work. They are employed when they grow up. In short, Scout Movement seeks to bring out the best in a boy or a girl. It tries to develop in him or her character, physical health and sense of service.