The Wellness of a Scout Leader
The wellness of all members in Scouting is critical. This is especially the case for our adults as sometimes our focus is strongly on the young people in our units, that we forget the importance of all those who are supporting them. The wellbeing of adults is critical in delivering authentic Scouting so that young people can receive the tailored assistance which they require. The Adults in Scouting (AiS) life cycle provides a great framework for supporting the wellbeing of all adult members. In this piece, we explore this framework and how it is complemented by recent developments in the field of positive psychology, namely the PERMA Model (Seligman, 2011). The PERMA Model can be used to frame plans to support the wellbeing of adult and youth members.