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Balochistan Scouts Association
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Location Balochistan
Country Pakistan
Founded 1920, 1943
Membership 75,000
Affiliation Pakistan Boy Scouts Association, World Organization of the Scout Movement
Website
www.bbsapk.org
 Scouting portal


Balochistan Scout Association (BSA) (Previously known as Balochistan Boys Scout Association) is a provincial Scouting organisation of Balochistan in Pakistan and geographically exists in all the 30 districts of Balochistan, with more than 75,000 scout volunteers[1] . It is affiliated with World Organization of the Scout Movement through Pakistan Boy Scouts Association[2] . Scouting in Balochistan started in 1943 when a Scout Unit of Islamia High School presented the Guard of honour to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on his arrival at Quetta. Since then this organisation is active as a volunteer organization and works for character building of youth and for the welfare of the society. The BSA is a corporate body which is not controlled by any department and has NO connection in any way, with the armed forces of the country or any departments of the government.

History[edit]

Scouting is a global movement started in Britain by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907. The Scouting in Balochistan can be traced back to 1938 when a piece of land was acquired for the purpose of scout training headquarters. In 1943 a permanent Scout unit of Islamia High School presented the Guard of honour to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on his arrival at Quetta in 1943[3] . The Governor General of Balochistan Sir Obroy Metcof inaugurated the Balochistan Scouts Association (BSA) Headquarter in November 1943[4]. After the creation of Pakistan, Balochistan Scout Association became the provincial branch of Pakistan Boy Scouts Association.

Scout Mission and Vision[edit]

Scouting Mission

To contribute to education of young people through a value system, based on the Scout Oath and to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in the society.

Scouting Vision

As a global movement, making a real contribution to creating a better world.

Organisational Structure[edit]

Organisation has two structures provincial and District.

Provincial Structure

Chief Scout Governor Balochistan
 → Provincial Commissioner
      → Provincial Secretary  Provincial Council
           → Provincial Headquarter and Training Center 

District Scout Organisation

District Scout Association
   → District President Deputy Commissioner
      → District Commissioner
           → District Sectary District Council
              → District Organizer  

Facilities[edit]

Computer Lab Training Center Balochistan Scouts Association computer lab is an elegant venue for IT related training workshops, conferences, seminars, meetings, symposium and internet jamboree. The lab includes 45 workstations, 1 networked laser printer, DSL internet facility, and various software programs. Reservations are made on a priority basis[5] .

Auditorium Balochistan Scouts Association Jinnah Auditorium an elegant venue for major seminars, meetings, sessions, and symposium. There is seating for 500 persons. The stage area provides an excellent view. The auditorium is available either full or divided into two equally sized portions. The entrance of the auditorium is wide enough for a registration table or guest book to be placed in front. Try rooms are conveniently located at the sides of the stage. A wide range of audio/visual equipment is available. Reservations are made on a priority basis[6] .

Multipurpose Halls Balochistan Scouts Association’s 6 multipurpose halls are elegant venue for conferences, seminars, meetings, sessions, exhibition, events, workshops, and symposium.

S No Halls Maximum Capacity Meeting Maximum Capacity Group Work Facility
1 Iqbal Hall 25 30 Air Conditioned
2 Jaskani Hall 25 30
3 Zarghoon Hall 35 40
4 Latif Hall 80 90
5 Suleman Hall 80 90
6 Shan Hall 50 60 Computer Lab

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Latif and Suleman halls are available either in their entirety, or divided into two equally sized rooms. Versatile partitions permit hall capacity to be adapted to the respective requirements. Iqbal, Jaskani, and Zarghoon halls are good for less number of participants. Shan Hall is equipped with a network of 40 latest desktop computers with its own network printer and DSL T1 internet facility.

Scout and Community[edit]

Completed Projects

  • CPEA Newsletter 2008
  • Brothers Join Meena Report 2000-2003
  • Drug Abuse Prevention 2006
  • Empowerment of Adolescents Report 2005-2007
  • Health and Sanitation Week 2008
  • Iodine Deficiency Awareness Program 2007
  • Mother & Child Health Week 2010[8]

And many more

Services done by volunteer

  • Earthquack Responce Team Balochistan
  • IDP Camp Balochistan Boy Scout headquarter 2010[9]

And many more

See Also[edit]

Pakistan Boy Scouts Association

Pakistan Girl Guides Association

Reference[edit]