Association with adults is one of the methods used in both Scouts BSA and Venturing. While these programs are youth-led, there are still adults present to mentor and help the youth leaders.
Methods and Aims of Scouting
The methods of Scouting are the ways that Scouting’s aims of developing character, citizenship, and fitness in youth are achieved. One of the methods for Venturers is “teaching others”. Teaching others is the best way to really acquire deep knowledge of an area. By sharing their skills with others, Venturers retain their knowledge better and provide service to others
A reader asks a question about inactive scouts in patrols. He is involved in a large troop, but due to low participation from scouts it is difficult to have patrol leader elections and a youth led program.
The aims of Scouting are character development, citizenship training, personal fitness (both mental and physical), and leadership development.
Advancement is one of the “Methods of Scouting” used in Scouts BSA. I am the Advancement Chair for our troop, so I am always interested in other Scouters’ thoughts on advancement.
The methods of Scouting are the ways that Scouting’s aims of developing character, citizenship, and fitness in youth are achieved. One of the methods is leadership development.