Scouting and the community


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Scouting and the community


Scouting’s great strength lies in its grassroots. It is locally that Scouts are best able to identify and work directly with those young people most in need. Scouting offers bridges to a world of social involvement and inclusion through education and activity.

Robert Baden-Powell started Scouting to give poor inner city children a second chance. By taking them out of the city slums and into the country, he gave them a new set of experiences, a new sense of themselves and consequently a new view of the world. This commitment remains central to Scouting today