The Youth Programme
Youth Programme is the totality of what young people do in Scouting (the activities), how it is done (the Scout method) and the reason why it is done (the purpose).
It is the principal means of achieving the purpose of Scouting and is the key to attracting and retaining members.
Youth Programme is implemented through a partnership between young people and adult leaders, taking into account the participants' interests, needs and abilities.
Throughout the past 100 years of Scouting, young people around the world have been exploring, learning about and caring for the outdoors and our environment. The way in which Scouts contribute to tackling environmental issues have evolved with the times, and remains a fundamental part of the Scout programme.
Scouting has always been a peaceful and pacifying movement. Scouts around all over the world are actively working with the aim of creating a better world.
Peace cannot be secured entirely by commercial interests, military alliances, general disarmement or mutual treaties, unless the spirit for peace is there in the minds and will of the people. And this is a matter of education.
Lord Robert Baden-Powell
The Scout Movement aims to improve the quality of life of young people by working in areas such as: people with disabilities, children in especially difficult circumstances and children at risk.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement support National Scout Organizations (NSOs) in identifying and responding to the needs of young people, adults and society where Scouting is not currently having an impact.
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". Find here more information about the Rover Scout Programme.
God is not some narrow-minded personage, as some people would seem to imagine, but a vast Spirit of Love that overlooks the minor differences of form and creed and denomination and which blesses every man who really tries to do his best, according to his lights, in His service.
Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Youth involvement is a process that ensures youth have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. It creates volunteer opportunities for youth to be a part of the changes and decisions being made in their communities.
Youth Involvement in Decision-Making is the first strategic priority in the Strategy for Scouting and it identifies three areas of work for young people to be fully involved in decision-making in the Movement.
These areas are: (1) Youth Involvement in the Unit; (2) Youth Involvement institutionally; and (3) Youth Involvement in civil society