Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth and adults for more than 100 years. The aims of Scouting are clearly stated but can be basically surmised as providing an opportunity for young people to develop, to learn and to enjoy themselves. Scouting is definitely fun, and it also prepares young people for life in the adult world by teaching responsibility for their own actions and progress. Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on the community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to youth.
The principal elements of which are:
- Voluntary membership of a uniformed group which, guided by adults, and is increasingly self governed in its successive age groups.
- Commitment to a code of living as expressed in the Scout Promise and Scout Law, the meaning of which is expanded as the members grow towards maturity.
- The provision of a wide range of fun, 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.
|1||Mr. J. Immanuel Ratnasingh||LIBRARIAN||Coordinator|