The Fundamentals of Scouting
There are three parts to The Fundamentals of Scouting.
- The Purpose
- The Values
- The Method
‘Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society’.
Integrity, Respect, Care, Belief, Co-operation
Integrity is the importance of being honest, trustworthy and loyal and that our world is better for us and for others if we act this way
Respect is how we feel about ourselves and others. It includes acceptance of others and their possibly different beliefs
By actively caring for our surroundings and for people, Scouts create a better world for everyone.
Belief and its exploration helps Scouts to learn from other faiths and explore spirituality
Co-operation means working with other people and building friendships with adults and peer
Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and do the following:
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.