100 years ago, Lord Robert Paden-Powell harnessed that unique British genius for inspiring groups of people to do the proper thing when he organized the Scouting Movement.
Typically British, scouting emphasizes the great outdoors and outdoor adventures. Scouting teaches a code for living, a code for a happy, healthy and productive life, but leaves it up to the individual scout to make the right choices. Scouting is not proscriptive.
Scouting, democratic in nature, emphasizes “learning by doing.” Leadership is decentralized and scout leaders, troops and the scouts, themselves, have free rein within the general framework.
100 years later, scouting thrives and the movement is helping youth throughout the world establish happy, healthy and productive lives.
Representing the very best of the British genius, scouting celebrates its centennial this summer in London.