Did you know that Scouting is bigger than any other youth movement in the
Scouting is a worldwide youth movement with current membership at 30 million (around 66,000 in
Is… ....A global leading youth movement
Scouts are involved in a vast number of issues facing the
communities where they live. Scouts work with others in the community to achieve mutual objectives. They work
with friends, neighbours, community leaders and other organisations. Many work on projects of bilateral
cooperation between Scouts in developing and industrialised countries.
Open to all
Scouting is open to all, regardless of race or creed, in
accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by its founder Robert
Fun, with a
Through recreation, Scouting achieves its purpose to help
young people develop physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually.
Scouting complements the school and the family, filling the
needs not met by either. Scouting develops self-knowledge, the need to explore, to discover, to want to know.
Scouts discover the world beyond the classroom, tapping the skills of others to learn, and passing that
knowledge on to others.
Scouts and leaders must choose to join
Scouting does not and must not represent any political
party or organisation. Nonetheless, Scouts are encouraged to make a constructive contribution to their
community, society and country.
A chance to help young
A way to improve the understanding between
In their service, adult leaders get valuable training and
experience, adding to their personal development.
Movement for youth
Scouting is a Movement…on the move. Scouting is
constantly evolving and adapting according to local conditions and serving according to local
There are recognised National Scout Organizations and
branches in more than 161 countries.
Scouting has never stopped growing since its founding in
Today there are more than 30 million members- boys and
Scouting has doubled its membership in the last 20 years
and much of its growth is in developing countries.
Making a Personal
To a simple code of living: the Scout Promise and
Active participation, with others.
Working In Small
In patrols to develop leadership, group skills, and
Progressive activities based on the interests of young
Activities in contact with nature, a rich learning
environment where simplicity, creativity, and discovery come together to provide adventure and
problems faced by young people today, Scouting has a far greater application than ever
contribution to Scouting means many things to many people, but above all it is about service to young people by
providing them with a tried and tested program of activities designed to train them to cope with the world as
responsible and valuable citizens.