This booklet is intended to help everyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of how Scouting works as an educational system. It has been been written as a tool for the Youth Programme and Adult Resources teams at national level, but it is hoped that it can be of use for all those at other levels who do their best to provide support to Scout leaders.
Scouting: An educational system is intended for use by those responsible for ensuring that the Scouting offered to young people is the rich and multi-faceted learning experience that it is meant to be.
A large proportion of the publication is devoted to the Scout method in particular, because it is the Scout method that encapsulates Scouting's educational system as it is experienced by young people. The publication explains each of the elements of the Scout method and illustrates how they interact and complement each other as a system.