Purpose, Value and Method

The Purpose of Scouting

Scouting exists actively to engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

The Values of Scouting

As Scouts we are guided by these values:
Integrity ………..We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect  …………We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care  ……………..We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief …………….We explore faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Cooperation …..We make a positive difference;
…………………….. We cooperate with others & make Friends.

The Scout Method

Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work
together based on the values of Scouting and:
 enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
 take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
 learn by doing;
 share in spiritual reflection;
 take responsibility and make choices;
 undertake new and challenging activities; and
 make and live by their Promise.
There are some thoughts on the Promise here

Based on the Scout Association training materials