General Questions

What is the purpose of scouting?

The purpose of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Why should I join?

Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. Try new things. Provide service to others. Build self-confidence.

How did scouting begin?

Scouting began in 1907 and was founded by Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant-general in the British Army, serving from 1876 until 1902 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town of Mafeking in a siege that lasted seven months.

What does Scout name mean?

From the English word scout meaning "one who gathers information covertly", which is derived from Old French escouter "to listen". Harper Lee used this name in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).

How many countries have scouts?

Scouting is currently active in 216 countries and territories, with a global membership of over 31 million, male and female. Two thirds of the international membership are in developing countries. The World Organization of Scout Movements (WOSM) is an international body that supports Scouts across the world.

Is it related to national army?

Scouts is a worldwide organization in many countries and is different from their national army.

How much does it cost to join scouting?

The expense of Scouting will be set by your local Group, so its best to get in touch with them legitimately to find out. Generally low fee is paid. Additional fee is required to cover optional activities such as hiking, camping, outing etc.

Any Question?

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