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The Fundamentals of Scouting

There are three parts to The Fundamentals of Scouting. 

- The Purpose

- The Values

- The Method

The Purpose

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

The Values

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

The Method

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.

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