“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.”
Scouting’s Mission is achieved by:
• involving youth throughout their formative years in a non-formal educational process.
• using a specific method that makes each individual the principal agent in his or her
development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person.
• assisting youth to establish a value system based upon spiritual, social and personal
principles as expressed in the Promise and Law.
Scouting is based on three broad PRINCIPLES which represent its fundamental beliefs:
Duty to God: This is defined as: “Adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to the religion that
expresses them and acceptance of the duties resulting therefrom.”
Duty to Others: This is defined as: “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
for the integrity of the natural world.”
Duty to Self: This is defined as: “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.