Bangladesh Scouts is the National Scout Organisation of Bangladesh. Scouting is a voluntary educational movement working to develop the youth physically, spiritually, mentally, intellectually and socially. Lord Baden Powell started this movement in 1907.
On 7th May 1914 Scouting started in Bangladesh in St. Gregory School, Dhaka. “The First Dhaka St. Gregory’s School … Number One” is the name of the first Scout Unit in Bangladesh. In 1972 Bangladesh Boy Scout Samity was formed and in the same year it was recognized by the Government vide President Order No. 111 (11th Sep 1972). World Organization of the Scout Movement recognized Bangladesh Scouts as its 105th member on 1st June 1974. Bangladesh Boy Scout Samity was renamed as “Bangladesh Scouts” on 18 June 1978.
Bangladesh Scouts started its activity with 56,325 members members and today this number reaches to 2,070,376 National Council is the highest decision making body of Bangladesh Scouts. His Excellency the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Chief Scout of Bangladesh is the Focal Point of the Council held every year. Chief National Commissioner is the Administrative Head of Bangladesh Scouts. There are 20 National Commissioners and 40 Deputy National Commissioners to assist the Chief National Commissioner. There are also professionally trained Executives to expand Scouting throughout the country.
There are 13 Regions of Bangladesh Scouts namley Dhaka Region, Chattogram Region, Rajshahi Region, Khulna Region, Sylhet Region, Barishal Region, Cumilla Region, Dinajpur Region, Mymensingh Region, Rover Region, Railway Region, Sea Region and Air Region. There are also 13 Training Centres including National Scout Training Centre at Mouchak. There is an well equipped Animation Studio at Mouchak, first ever in Bangladesh