Geneva, 5 May 2009: World Scouting announce today the launching of a new publication called: ""Empowering Young Adults: Guidelines for the Rover Scout Section". This document, easy to read and practically oriented, provides guidelines and ideas for programme developers on how to develop and implement the Rover Scout Programme within the Rover Scout section. It also explains how the "Scouts of the World Programme" relates to the Rover Scout section, and presents success stories/best practices from Rover Scouts from all parts of the world.
"I am particularly delighted to announce the launching of this publication, because it is the first time in the history of Scouting that World Guidelines are produced for the Rover Scout section" said Luc Panissod, Secretary General of World Scouting.
This publication is the result of the hard work made by volunteers and professionals in Scouting. Particularly the Adolescents & Young Adults Task Team of the Educational Methods Committee of the World Scout Committee. This work includes the collaborative work, feedback and comments made by friends in many NSOs in different regions of the world as well as colleagues in all offices of the WSB.
The main goal of Scouting is to support and stimulate each young person to develop his/her potential, enabling him/her to be an active, responsible, autonomous and happy citizen when being an adult thus contributing to creating a better world. Our vocation is, therefore, to assist young adults in their "way" from the child state into adulthood. Rover Scouting is the learning environment that Scouting offers to those who follow the last part of the "path" leading to the adult life. It's the final stage of Scouting's "educational offer".
"Rover Scouting is a preparation for life, and also a pursuit for life." Baden-Powell