Bangladesh Scout and Guide Fellowship was established on 27 January 1978. An adhoc committee was formed to organize a national organization. It was formed at Mouchak national camping site of "Bangladesh Scouts" on the occasion of Old Scouts Day, During the 1st Bangladesh National Jamboree. Bangladesh Scout and Guide Fellowship was known as BPSGS (Bangladesh Puraton-Scout-O-Guide Sangstha) at the beginning.
A general meeting of Former Scouts and Guide Fellowship was held. And BPSGS first constitution was approved by the general members. A 13 member Executive Committee, the first of its kind, was also formed. As per constitution Mr. Iftekharul Alam was elected as its first President and Mr. A. B. M. Khairul Alam became first Secretary General of BPSGF on 23 November 1978.
Our organisation joined IFOFSAG - now ISGF - as a Full Member during the 13th World Conference of Former Scouts and Guides celebrated in Norway in 1979. Same year, we also joined the Asia-Pacific Region of IFOFSAG and since then we have been participated of many events and cooperation projects around the world.
Based on the Scout/Guide ideals its essential purpose of The Bangladesh Scout and Guide Fellowship is to assist its members to maintain the values learned in the youth movements, to give service within their communities, to encourage continuous personal development and to support Scouting and Guiding on a world, national and local level. We are open to former members of the Scout and Guide organisations, and to adults who did not get the opportunity when young to be Scouts and Guides.
WHAT ACTIVITIES THE ADULT SCOUTS AND GUIDES DO?
EXCURSIONS AND WALKS,
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTERS WITH OTHER ADULT SCOUTS AND GUIDES,
CAMP FIRES AND SOCIAL EVENINGS,
AND MUCH MORE!
But above all the important thing is to have fun and have good times doing good turns, while as Lord Robert Baden - Powell, our Founder said: "Leave this world a little better than you found it".
BE PREPARED in our way of being and acting, we are men and women
volunteers willing to transfer to society our attitude of service and to work to transform the society in which we live, applying the code of conduct extracted from the fulfillment of the Law and Promise Scout and Guide.
Since our foundation we have defined ourselves as an organization:
ACCESSIBLE AND OPEN to all without distinction of race, gender, nationality or creed.
DEMOCRATIC in its principles, in its values and in its practices and structures.
VOLUNTARY in their commitment and belonging.
INDEPENDENT. Only subjected to the guidelines of the international organization to which it belongs (ISGF) and to the collaboration agreements that could be determined.
SECULAR. Respecting any religious or spiritual manifestation and any belief of a personal nature, as long as it does not conflict with the scout ethic and guide.
DEFENDER OF LIFE AND COMMITTED TO THE DEFENSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS, especially when it comes to the most defenseless and vulnerable.
RESPECTFUL AND CONSERVATIVE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, from the conviction that a proactive attitude in its defense will help us to improve the world.
TOLERANT AND RESPECTFUL with others.
COMMITTED especially to the most disadvantaged and to groups at risk of social exclusion.
SOLIDARY in the tasks of support and assistance to the victims of any humanitarian catastrophe inside or outside our borders.
We are members of the International Scout and Guide Friendship (ISGF, AISG in French in Spanish) and therefore we adhere to the fulfilment of its mission, vision and principles.