The aim of Scouting is to develop young people to their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential.
Scouts should be able to learn new skills by taking part in fun and exciting activities in the air, on land or in water.
Young people should experience lots of practical outdoor activities such as camping, woodcraft, water sports, hiking, games and backpacking.
These can be undertaken as part of a group on a local, national or international scale.
Technology and crafts
There are loads of opportunities to develop skills in technology and creativity.
Young people can try out activities such as computing, electronics, amateur radio, dance, music, art and crafts.
Scouts can earn activity badges to be added to their uniform as a way of recognising people who have learnt a new skill or taken part in an activity for a period of time.
There are 12 for Beavers, 35 for Cubs and 70 for Scouts.
Activities include astronomy, circus skills, martial arts, parascending and street sports.