The Scouting movement has changed quite a bit since the days of its origin. Modern scouting understands the diversity of opinions and ideas among people. It understands that despite this diversity, all scouts from all four corners of the globe share a common purpose.
By working from this common ground, modern scouting movements inculcate and focus on building up the basic skill of open-mindedness. By being open-minded, scouts are able to learn crucial skills that can and will serve them well for the rest of their lives. And it all boils down to developing a sense of adventure.
By teaching kids of all ages to be excited about the possibility of adventure, scouting movements help youth to solve problems as they arise. Instead of leaning solely on technical aptitude and technical knowledge, scouts instead learn core values that would enable them to learn what they need to learn to solve certain issues when they need to.
This highly fluid, highly adaptable learning attitude is extremely necessary, and in fact, is indispensable in today’s economic environment. Believe it or not, a lot of today’s jobs will disappear sooner rather than later. In fact, a lot of high paying jobs have still yet to materialize.
Since the old rules are gone, as far as skills training and jobs training are concerned, our focus on training future leaders and workers is to zero in on basic core values like a sense of possibility, openness to new ideas and other people, and respect for standards. These are the cornerstones of a systematic approach that enable youth with a scouting background to position themselves for effective and successful futures.
They get a systematic and methodical approach to how they should respond to situations instead of worrying. Instead of developing anxiety, they focus on what is, and are able to adapt to whatever economic changes they experience in the future. And it all can be traced to the scouting movement’s emphasis on self leadership
Young people are also given opportunity after opportunity to coordinate with each other and work as a team. Regardless of a young person’s personality type, working together with other scouts can help them become more confident, more self assured, and more effective.
If you do not want to be disciplined, keep in mind that somebody will do it for you. Either you discipline yourself, or somebody else will. This is one core truth of life we all need to learn sooner rather than later.
Scouting movements from all over the world emphasize the power of self leadership. By identifying the values that you select for yourself, you would then be able to create a life that you can be happy with. This involves not only setting the right goals, but producing the right examples to others. It also involves developing a willingness, if not eagerness, to help other less fortunate.
With a clear understanding that the future is yet to materialize and our old sources of confidence may soon disappear, modern scouting movements teach the young to develop crucial skills and mindsets that they need to be able to handle whatever the future presents to them.