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Q: Who can join Scouting?

A: All youth (male or female), ages 5-7 BEAVERS, 8-10 CUBS, 11-14 SCOUTS, 15-17 VENTURERS, and adults 18-26 ROVERS, and 18+ SECTION LEADERS, are welcome to join the Scouting Movement.

Q: Who started Scouting?

A: Lord ROBERT BADEN-POWELL is the founder of the Scout Movement. The first Scouting camp was held in 1907 at Brownsea Island of the south coast of England. He was so satified with the results that he published "Scouting for Boys" based on his own adventurous life. Boys from all parts of the country read the book and formed their own patrols and the rest is history.

Q: What is Scouting's Mission Statement?

A: The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

Q: What are the principles of Scouting?

A: Scouting is based on three broad principles which represent its fundamental beliefs:
Duty to God: Adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to the religion that expresses them and acceptance of the duties resulting therefrom.
Duty to Others: Loyalty to one's country in harmony with the promotion of local, national and international peace, understanding and cooperation, and participation in the development of society, with recognition and respect for the dignity of one's fellow-being and the integrity of the natural world.
Duty to Self: Responsibility for the development of oneself. This is in harmony with the educational purpose of the Scout Movement whose aim is to assist young people in the full development of their potentials.

Q: What Methods and Practices does Scouting use?

A: Scouting Practices are defined as a system of progressive self-education including:

  • A Promise and Law,
  • Learning by doing,
  • Membership in small groups,
  • Progressive and stimulating programs,
  • Commitment to the values of doing one's best, contributing to the community, respecting and caring for others, contributing as a family member,
  • Use of outdoor activities as a key learning resource.

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