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Pakistan Boy Scouts Association

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Country Pakistan
Founded 1947
Membership 516,891 (2002)
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The Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) (Urdu:پاکستان بوائے اسکا وٹ ایسوسی ایشن) is the national Scouting organization of Pakistan and has 516,891 members (as of 2002). Scouting was founded in Pakistan as part of the British Indian branch of The Scout Association. The PBSA was officially founded in 1947, immediately after independence from the British and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in April 1948. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Image File history File links Scout_logo2. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... This article is about the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organizations. ... It has been suggested that Gimmie 5 be merged into this article or section. ... The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is the supranational organization which governs most national Scout Movements, with 28 million members. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...



On Scouting, Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah said Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Urdu:  ) (December 25, 1876 – September 11, 1948) was an Indian Muslim politician and leader of the All India Muslim League who founded Pakistan and served as its first Governor-General. ...

Scouting can play a very vital role in forming the character of our youth, promoting their physical, mental and spiritual development and making them well disciplined, useful and good citizen. We are living in a far from perfect world. Despite the progress of civilization, the law of jungle, unfortunately, still prevails. Might is considered right and the strong do not refrain from exploiting the weak. Self advancement, greed and lust for power sway the conduct of individuals, as that of nations.

J. S. Wilson, Director of the Boy Scouts International Bureau, visited Karachi in 1952 as guest of J.D. Shuja, the General Secretary of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association.[1] During his visit, he saw Bhit Island, off Karachi, a fishing community primarily of refugees, who had been adopted by a Karachi Scout group, the Rovers and older Scouts of which were staffing a school until a regular teacher could be appointed. In Bahawalpur, Wilson was welcomed by Brigadier M.A. Abbasi, Deputy Chief Scout Commissioner who had been at the 1951 World Jamboree in Austria and would later lead the Pakistani contingent at the 1957 Jubilee Jamboree. At Lahore, Wilson met the Scouts and Bluebirds (Brownies) of the Deaf and Dumb Institute, and visited A.R. Sardar Hussain, Scout Camp Chief for Pakistan, Squadron Leader H.V. Bhatty, Scout Provincial Secretary and Deputy Camp Chief, and Mir M. Mohsin, who later succeeded Shuja as General Secretary. J.S. Wilson with Mishima Michiharu, Chief Scout of Japan, at the national training camp at Lake Yamanaka, on the slopes of Mount Fujiyama, December 1952 Scouting Round the World Colonel John Skinner Belge Wilson was a Scottish Scouting luminary and friend and contemporary of General Baden-Powell, recruited by... The World Scout Bureau is the secretariat that carries out the instructions of the World Scout Conference and the World Scout Committee. ...   (Urdu: , Sindhi: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... Bahawal Pur (also Bhawalpur or Bhawulpore) (Urdu: بہاولپور ) is a city of (1998 pop. ... The World Scout Jamboree (Jamboree Mondial in French) is a gathering of Scouts (ages 14-17) from all over the world. ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the province of Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ... A Brownie is a young person, aged between seven and ten, who is a member of a Guide Association. ...

Scouting continued in East and West Pakistan as part of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association until the country was split in the 1970s.

Niaz M. Khan served on the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1963 until 1969. In 1969, Mr. Khan was awarded the Bronze Wolf of the World Organization of the Scout Movement by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting. The World Scout Committee is the executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). ... The Bronze Wolf is the only award made by the World Scout Committee. ...


The Scouting movement in Pakistan is governed by the Ordinance No. XLIII of 1959 (known as Pakistan Boy Scouts Association Ordinance, 1959) and the subsequent rules, latest being those published vide SRO 140/KE/93 in the Gazette of Pakistan, Extra July 27, 1993, and known as Pakistan Boy Scouts Association Rules, 1992. These rules of 1992 which define the policies to follow organizational setup for effective management and rules for administration of Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) are also termed as Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) of PBSA.

Currently PBSA has nine provincial sub-associations, namely:

Scouting is practically managed in Pakistan by the provincial Scout associations; the purpose of the smaller Districts is to manage the movement efficiently and as per the rules and regulations of PBSA. This article is about the Pakistani province. ... Sindh (SindhÄ«: سنڌ, UrdÅ«: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhis. ... Balochistan, or Ballsforchinstan, Balochi, Pashto, Urdu: بلوچستان) is a province in Pakistan, the largest in the country by geographical area. ... For the 1959 British film see Northwest Frontier The North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) (Urdu: shemaal maghribi sarhadi soobe شمال مغربی سرحدی صوبہ) is the smallest of the four main provinces of Pakistan. ... Shown in green is the Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... The State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Urdu: ), usually shortened to Azad Kashmir (free Kashmir), is part of the Pakistani-administered section of the Kashmir region, along with the Northern Areas; its official name is Azad Jammu and Kashmir. ... Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, more commonly known as Pakistan International Airlines or PIA (Urdu: Ù¾ÛŒ آئی اے يا پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایرلاینز), is the national flag carrier airline of Pakistan, based in Karachi. ... Pakistan Railways is the state-owned railway company of Pakistan. ...   (Urdu: اسلام آباد) is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. ...

Scouts have gained the respect of the citizens for their untiring work during floods, where they have collected and distributed food and clothing. They have evacuated trapped people to safety, and run first aid stations in refugee camps. They have been active in helping rebuild destroyed villages.

Scout program emphasis is on community service and conservation.

There is a program for handicapped Scouts supported by former Scouts in the Baden-Powell Guild.

From September 2007, Scouting will become compulsory in schools. The aim is to have one million youth volunteers to help out in emergencies. Two per cent of exam fees collected by the examination boards will be paid to the various Scouting and Guiding organisations.[2]


  • Shaheen Scouts/Cubs-ages 7 to 11
  • Scouts-ages 12 to 16
  • Rovers-ages 17 to 25

Scout Motto

The Scout Motto is Almustaid (Be Prepared). The Scout motto of the Scout Movement is Be Prepared. ...

Scout Oath

On my honour I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times and to obey the Scout Law.

Scout and Rover Law

  • Scout/Rover kable etmad hota hai A Scout/Rover is trustworthy
  • Scout/Rover furmanbardar aur wafadar hota hai A Scout/Rover is loyal and obedient
  • Scout/Rover khush ehlag aur madadgar hota hai A Scout/Rover is courteous and helpful
  • Scout/Rover hur aik ka dost aur hur Scout ka bhai hota hai A Scout/Rover is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout
  • Scout/Rover meharban aur buhadar hota hai A Scout/Rover is kind and courageous
  • Scout/Rover kafayat shuaar hota hai A Scout/Rover is thrifty
  • Scout/Rover pakeeza aur huns mukh hota hai A Scout/Rover is clean and cheerful

Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association

The Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association (IDBSA) is a branch of the Sindh Boy Scouts Association (SBSA), one of the nine provincial Scout associations of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association, comprised of 18 districts through out the Sindh Province. There are four Scouts Districts in Karachi: City Scouts District Karachi, Karachi Open Scouts District, Karachi Private Schools Scouts District and Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association. In 1994, the Executive Committee of SBSA decided to form the fourth district, the Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association, for the management of Ismaili Scouts Groups of Karachi, which were earlier registered with Karachi Open Scouts District. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Sindh (Sind) (Sindhi: سنڌ ;Urdu: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, Muhajirs and various other groups. ...   (Urdu: , Sindhi: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... The IsmāʿīlÄ« (Urdu: اسماعیلی IsmāʿīlÄ«, Arabic: الإسماعيليون al-IsmāʿīliyyÅ«n; Persian: اسماعیلیان Esmāʿīliyān) branch of Islam is the second largest part of the ShÄ«a community, after the Twelvers (Ithnāʿashariyya). ...

Scouting in Pakistan's Ismaili community was commenced with guidance of the first Ismaili Chief Scout of Ismaili Scout Groups, H.S.H. Prince Ali Salman Khan in 1930. At that time, Scouting in the Ismaili community was lacking in expertise and trained manpower. Mr. Ramchandani Bulchand, a trained and qualified leader was brought in as Group Scoutmaster of Kharadar Scouts Group, as well as Honorary Commissioner for Ismaili Scouts Association, and later became the Scoutmaster of Garden Scouts Group. A Scoutmaster is the adult leader of a Troop in Boy Scouts. ... Kharadar is one of the neighborhoods of Saddar Town in Karachi, Pakistan. ...

In 1936, the H.H. Prince Aga Khan Ismaili Scouts Association (ISA) was established, consisting of Scout Groups, Girl Guide Companies, bands and orchestras. Later, upon advice and instruction from Sindh Provincial Scouts Headquarters, the name of the association was changed to H.H. Prince Aga Khan Association for Ismaili Scouts, Guides, Bands and Orchestras, and finally known as Shia Imami Association for Ismaili Scouts, Guides, Bands and Orchestras, Karachi. This article is about the hereditary title. ...

As Bulchand emigrated to India in 1952, Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Qureshi, Skipper and Chief of the Karachi Sea Scouts was appointed as Honorary Organizer of the association in 1954. Look up skipper in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sea scouts are members of the international scouting movement, with a particular emphasis on sea-based activities. ...

The present Chief Scout of Ismaili Scout Groups is H.S.H. Prince Amyn Mohammad Aga Khan.


The membership badges of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association incorporate elements of the flag of Pakistan. The national flag of Pakistan was designed by Syed Amir-ud-Din Kedwai based on the 1906 flag of the All-India Muslim League. ...


  1. ^ John S. Wilson (1959), Scouting Round the World. First edition, Blandford Press.
  2. ^ Ghauri, Irfan. "Scout training compulsory from next academic session", Daily Times, 2007-02-25. Retrieved on 2007-02-26. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Scouting Portal
  • Pakistan Girl Guides Association

Image File history File links Scout_logo2. ... The Pakistan Girl Guides Association (PGGA) (Urdu: پاکستان گرل گائڈزایسوسی ایشن) is the national Guiding organization of Pakistan. ...

External links

  • official website
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