Youth Led, Adult Supported
The Scout section is where we see the balance of adult and youth leadership shift; during their time in this section, Scouts will feel the sense of taking greater charge over their Scouting experience.
Many Scouts take on roles as Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader, while everyone has the opportunity to experience participating, assisting, and leading across the program. Some will try their hand at leadership roles through taking the lead in a Project Patrol. More about this is explained in the patrol system and youth leadership parts of this chapter. All Scouts will be involved meaningfully in the process of Plan>Do>Review>, sharing and contributing to the preparation of activities with the support of adults.
Youth leading, adults supporting should occur whenever possible and appropriate within the program. Scouts will have the chance to:
Run adventures, activities and games
Organise their Patrols
Review activities, games and adventures
Take a leading role in the Unit Council
Help plan the program
Initiate their own activities together with their Scouting peers