Providing Scouting programs in Forest Lake and surrounding areas to young people aged between 5 and 26. Get into the Adventure!
The purpose of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as a member of their local, national and international communities. This is done though ADVENTURE, OUTDOORS, CHALLENGE, SERVICE, GAMES, ACTION, FUN, HIKES, CAMPS, PRAYER and FRIENDS at a level appropriate to each young member.
History of Scouting.
Scouting has been around for a long time. In 1907 Robert Baden-Powell ran the first experimental Scout camp at Brownsea Island off the South Coast of England, followed in 1908 with a camp at Humshaugh. This is considered the beginning of Scouting. The following year his book Scouting for Boys was published and proved a great success. Scout Troops sprang up around Britain and by 1922 a world Scouting organisation had been established. Scouting has been operating in Queensland since August 1908, when four young men started a Patrol of Scouts. Throughout the years Scouting has become the world’s largest youth organisation, with 60 million Scouts in 164 countries worldwide. Each Scout becomes a member of a worldwide family spread over many languages, faiths and races. Baden-Powell insisted that education should be fun and this idea is the basis of the Scouting Movement. His system allows youth members to learn how to improve themselves and help society, while having fun and making friends.