Be prepared for adventure

Develop the whole person

Scouting provides young people, of all ages, gender and ability, with challenging and adventurous opportunities so they may grow and develop in the five areas of personal growth outlined in the Purpose of Scouting.

The Purpose of Scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The Purpose of Scouting

Scouting is non-formal education and complements the formal education of young people. Scouting aims to assist with the development of the whole person. The Mission of Scouting supports this.

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

The Mission of Scouting


Taken directly from the Purpose of Scouting, the areas of social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual make up the fundamental basis of a person’s character, making six areas in total. This concept is called SPICES. It is about fostering personal growth in all the key components of development.