Scouting uses a particular educational method through which youth develop and learn in order to achieve the Purpose of Scouting. It is the Scout Method that makes Scouting truly unique.

The purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the education 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 Scout Method is made up of 8 elements. Not one element of the Method is more important than another, and different elements will feature more prominently through different activities and experiences. The Method should be featured in all that we do, and its use should be made apparent to both adults and youth. It’s important that Scouts are aware of how Scouting is contributing to their development