Scouting is non-political, in the sense that it is not involved in the struggle for power of party politics. At the same time, Scouting’s educational system aims to help young people to be, and develop as, responsible and constructive individuals and members of society. Young people cannot do so in a vacuum, divorced from the socio-political realities of the world in which they live. Scouting’s educational approach, therefore,encourages young people to develop their own powers of  judgment, and to take an active and constructive role in society which is in harmony with the values for which Scouting stands.