BALOCHISTAN BOY SCOUTS ASSOCIATION

HISTORY

Balochistan Boy Scouts Association (BBSA) is a provincial chapter of Pakistan Boys Scouts Association (PBSA). It is serving in the province of Balochistan as an active organization for training young scouts and providing them opportunities to serve their society. Balochistan Boy Scouts Association (BBSA) provides training to scouts and works on different projects for creating a positive change in society. The worthy Governor Balochistan is the Chief Scout of the province. Scouting is a Global Movement that started in Britain in the year 1907 by Sir Robert Stephen Smith Baden Powell. He believed that the youth may be provided scout training that is essential to promote national building and social activities and make them able to work in any situation i.e. floods, earthquakes, storms, epidemic and rescue the human being in disaster and provide them help as much as they can. The scouting in Balochistan has its roots since 1920 when land was acquired for the purpose of scout training headquarters. The permanent Scout Unit of Islamia High School on his arrival at Quetta in 1943 presented the Guard of honor to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The Governor General Balochistan Sir Obroy Metcof inaugurated the Boy Scout Headquarter Balochistan in November 1943.

ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • To develop good citizenship among the young girls and boys in Pakistan by forming their character
  • Promote their physical, mental and spiritual development
  • Train them in habits of observation, obedience and self -reliance
  • Inculcate them loyalty towards their country and thoughtfulness for other.
  • Teach those services useful to the public and vocational training useful to themselves
  • Make them useful and helpful in their community development
  • Generally to help them irrespective of race, creed or colour to become worthy citizens of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, reverencing Allah, subordinating their personal interests for the welfare of others and abstaining from violence of thoughts, words and actions.
  • Improve health conditions by providing basic health and hygiene education and services to the communities residing in neglected/disadvantaged areas
  • To act as a catalyst of positive change in society through advocacy and promoting/creating linkages, coalitions and partnerships with Government Organisations on issues relevant to sustainable development, respond and extend support to the victims of natural calamities and disasters.

INTRODUCTION TO BBSA

Balochistan Boy Scouts Association is an autonomous, not-for-profit, volunteer and social reformatory organization Affiliated with World Scout Bureau through Pakistan Boy Scouts Association wide Registration Act 1860 (XXI of 1860) and working in the urban and rural areas of Balochistan. BBSA geographically exists in 30 districts of Balochistan and at other hand at district level the district scout commissioners, district scout secretaries and district organizers are exist and leading the overall management regarding training of new comers and supports BBSA projects, The scouting is started in Balochistan has its roots since 1920 before independence.
BBSA also collaborates with Provincial Government and International Organizations to design and implement projects for the betterment of societies. The programmatic areas of work are as under:

  1. Education (EFA, ECE, EER)
  2. Child Protection and Empowerment of Adolescents
  3. Women Empowerment and Skill Development
  4. Livelihood Improvement
  5. Disaster Risk Reduction/Emergency Response
  6. Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

PRESENCE, STRUCTURE AND PROVINCIAL OUTREACH

Provincial HQ: Quetta

Regional offices: Allover 30 Districts of Balochistan - NETWORKS/CLUSTERS MEMBERSHIP

  • Child Protection and Empowerment of Adolescents Network
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
  • World Scouts Bureau
  • World Education Network
  • Protection Working Group
  • Environment Working Group
  • WASH Working Group
  • Education Working Group
  • Shelter Working Group
  • Gender Working Group

SCOUTS STRUCTURE/CENSUS: BALOCHISTAN

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