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About our work
The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
In 2007 Scouting will celebrate its Centenary with a programme of events and activities in the UK and worldwide.The world will come to the UK for the 21st World Scout Jamboree, the highlight of the World Scouting calendar. More