“Pugmarks” was launched in Pune, Maharashtra India, by three passionate founders, Mr Anil Gupte, Mrs Usha Gupte and Mr Anirudh Chaoji in the year 1999 out of a small office. The mission of the organization was” To sensitize young people to the joy of the outdoors and nature conservation while enhancing their personal development.” Pugmarks started organizing Summer Camps for young people and outings for Corporates, Schools and Families.
Over a period of the next few years, Pugmarks became a very popular brand. Many youngsters developed their first connection with the outdoors, nature and wildlife through Pugmarks.
By 2010 Pugmarks expanded to Mumbai and many other cities in Maharashtra, with an office at Shivaji Park in Mumbai and Franchisees at Aurangabad, Sangli, Satara, Ahmednagar etc.
A major innovation by Pugmarks was the launch of its signature Volunteer Training Program.Since 2005 more than 800 youngsters have undergone the VTP. Our volunteers have gone on to become great ambassadors of the outdoors around the world. All the camps at Pugmarks are conducted by our team of trained Volunteers. Our Volunteers define the unique culture of Safety, Fun and Care that has been the hallmark of the organization.
To sensitise young people to the joy of the outdoors and nature conservation while enhancing their personal development.
Once a Pugmarker always a Pugmarker
A Pugmarker pursues her passion for the great outdoors gaining confidence and skills to become a sensitive, and patient leader and is ready to take a responsible place in our society. Being a Pugmarker is an enriching way of life.