The Society in which we live is changing. Whilst cosmetic changes are being made to Scouting to reflect the communities needs and aspirations, we still maintain the Aims and Principles as expounded by our Founder Baden Powell over 100 years ago.
One of the strengths of Scouting is developing in young people the art of decision making and leadership as provided by the Patrol System. That is, where groups of between 4 and 10 people, working together with a leader, to make decisions and carry them out. The Patrol System is in operation throughout the Association and youth members are encouraged to make decisions in a friendly and non-hostile environment at a young age, which will stand them in good stead in their adult life. So in Scouting we see a progression from the Leader of the Joey Scout Mob making most of the decisions, through to Venturer Scouts and Rovers who not only make decisions but are held accountable for their implementation and outcome.