The Purpose of Scouting - Skills for Life
We believe that skills for life can prepare better futures:
• for young people – by giving them the character, employability and practical skills they need to succeed
• for volunteers – by equipping them with better skills, tools and support to deliver inspiring programmes
• for society – by bringing people together and improving the lives of those in our communities
Scouting is made up of two key elements: Skills for Life, which is our key benefit, and Belonging, which is what we feel.
Skills for Life – We believe young people deserve the character, employability and practical skills to succeed.
Belonging – We believe in bringing people together to enjoy fun, friendship and adventure in a place they can belong.
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 our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
- Co-operation - We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and 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
- make and live by their Promise.