World Mission Statement
The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
This is achieved by
- involving them throughout their formative years in a non-formal educational process
- using a specific method that makes each individual the principal agent in his or her development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person
- assisting them to establish a value system based upon spiritual, social and personal principles as expressed in the Promise and Law.
A Mission Statement for Scouting
For the first time ever, a statement on the mission of Scouting was adopted at the 35th World Scout Conference in Durban, 1999.
The Mission Statement is the result of a 3-year thinking process which has taken place throughout the Scout Movement. It aims to reaffirm Scouting's role in society by answering two fundamental questions: "Scouting for what?" and "Scouting for whom?"
The National Executive Committee of Scouts Australia has adopted the above mission statement