A Movement For Young People ( Adolescents )
Scouting exists for the benefit of young people. While Scouting’s educational system is particularly suited for the adolescent age range, the upper age limit depends on factors which define what “youth” means from an educational perspective within a particular culture and society. In general terms, the upper age limit would normally correspond to a general level of maturity at which a person no longer needs Scouting’s structured educational approach in order to continue the process of self-education. The lower limit corresponds to a minimum level of maturity required for Scouting’s educational system to function and thus for young people to benefit from it. Evidently, these levels of maturity can only approximately be measured by age, but would normally correspond to a few years either side of the second decade of life.