ARES Group


Welcome to Amateur Radio Emergency Services Scouts Group
(ARES Group)

Every citizen of India should be able to think clearly, take quick and proper decisions, be alert and develop an attitude to be of held to others. Under proper training and guidance right from childhood, these qualities can be nurtured in children to make them mature and responsible citizens in life. Scouting and Guiding - which is an international movement - intends to inculcate in the young boys and girls a sprit of loyalty, patriotism and thoughtfulness for others.

Amateur Radio is a vital wireless service that save lives when regular communication systems fails. When all forms of communication fails, Amateur Radio (also known as HAM Radio) always works.

ARES Group is force of patriotic, loyal and uniformed young Scouts and Rangers, who are trained wireless operatives sanctioned by the WPC Wing of Government of India.

ARES Group is a lone group of West Bengal State Headquarters of Bharat Scouts & Guides. The Bharat Scouts & Guides is the only body who are recognized by the World Organisation of Scout Movement (WOSM) and World Association of Girl Guide and Girl Scout (WAGGGS) and Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India to run the scouting and guiding in India.

ARES Group's Cub Section consists of boys between 5 - 10 years of age. We prepare the kids in Morse Code and Scouting for the prestigious Golden Arrow Award.

ARES Group's Scout Section consists of boys between 10 - 17 years of age. We prepare the boys in Amateur Radio and Scouting for ASOC Examination of WPC Wing followed by Governor's Award (Rajya Puraskar) and finally President's Award (Rashtrapati Puraskar).

ARES Group's Rover Scout Section consists of young men between 17 - 25 years of age. We prepare the Rover Scouts in Amateur Radio and Scouting for ASOC Examination of WPC Wing followed by Governor's Award (Rajya Puraskar) and finally President's Award (Rashtrapati Puraskar).

The Scout Section and Rover Scout Section forms the uniformed ARES Group Force.


Prarthana (Prayer) of Bharat Scouts & Guides .
Flag Song of Bharat Scouts & Guides.

Guinness World Record for maximum number of persons making radio transmitter in one sitting in November 2019, National Radio Award for best use of radio in public service 2017 received in February 2018 and Prime Minister's Commendation for organising the 26th National Convention of Radio Amateurs in December 2017.

Aims & Objectives

  1. To produce 'Rajya Puraskar' (Governor's Award) and the 'Rashtriya Puraskar' (President's Award) Scouts and Rovers who are proficient in Amateur Wireless Voice and Morse Code Communication.

  2. To set up a Central Wireless Control Room (ARES Control Room) in Kolkata linked with all the Scouts & Guides District Associations of West Bengal.

  3. To equip all the Central Wireless Control Room and District Association Wireless Rooms with wireless equipment.

  4. To help and mitigate during any type of emergency situation.

Past Events

  1. Pavilion at East India Science & Technology Fair conducted by Ministry of Culture, Government of India at the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata in January 2020.

  2. Pavilion at India International Science Festival 2019 (IISF2019) at Science City Fair Grounds, Kolkata in November 2019.

  3. Supported the Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology , Government of India, in the Guinness World Record Attempt during the IISF 2019 of making maximum numbers of transmitters in one sitting in November 2019.

  4. Organised the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2019 at the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata in April 2019.

  5. Co-organised the 3rd Eastern Regional Convention of Amateur Radio Operators - East India Ham Meet 2019 and 1st Jungle Radio Survival Competition at Sunderbans National Park in March 2019.

  6. Pavilion at East India Science & Technology Fair conducted by Ministry of Culture, Government of India at the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata in January 2019.

  7. Organised the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2018 at the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata in April 2018.

  8. Pavilion at East India Science & Technology Fair conducted by Ministry of Culture, Government of India at the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata in January 2018.

  9. Organised the 26th National Convention of Amateur Radio Enthusiasts of India - Hamfest India 2017 at Science City Convention Center in December 2017.

  10. Formal Launch of ARES Group at the Science City Convention Center in November 2017.

  11. Rover Scout Leaders', Scout Masters' and Cub Masters' Training Camp at Ganganager BSG Training Center.


RSL, SM and CM Training at Gangasagar Training Camp
Photo Slideshow for formal launch of ARES Group