The Scouting method
What is it that is magic about Scouting that has made it so strong after more than 100 years? We call it the Scout Method – this is the foundation of Scouting and it has withstood the test of time.
The principle elements of the Scout Method are:
- Voluntary membership of a uniformed group which guided by adults, is increasingly self-governing in its successive age groups.
- Commitment to a code of living as expressed in the Promise and Law, the meaning of which is expanded as the member grows towards maturity.
- The provision of a wide range of attractive, constructive and challenging activities, including opportunities for adventure and exploration both indoors and outdoors.
- The provision of opportunities for leadership and responsibility.
- Learning by doing.
- Encouragement of activity in small groups.
- An award scheme which encourages participation in its full range of activities and provides recognition of individual achievements.