The Scout program emphasizes having fun while encouraging youth to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, God, and the environment. The Scout program helps youth expand their leadership skills and gain self confidence.
Scouting promotes activities that encourage youth to:
|express and respond to their own spiritual values and beliefs while showing concern for others|
|develop self reliance|
|pursue hobbies and personal interests|
|develop self discipline and the skills of working cooperatively with others|
|cooperate in setting and achieving small group and personal goals|
|practise leadership skills|
|relate with adults|
|be of service to others|
|camp, explore the outdoors, and develop good conservation practices|
The outdoors is an essential part of the Scout program. Weekend events, extended hikes, no trace camping and seasonal sports opportunities round out the Scout experience. Developing an active, healthy lifestyle is the prime goal.
Scouts meet in a group called a troop. The troop is split into smaller groups called patrols. There is one leader for every six Scouts. Each Scout learns a promise, law and motto to help guide their personal development.
On my honour
I promise to do my best
to love and serve God,
my Queen, my country and my fellow men,
and to live by the Scout Law.
A Scout is helpful and trustworthy,
kind and cheerful,
considerate and clean,
wise in the use of his resources.