What Is Adult Support Intended To Do ?
As an element of the Scout Method, adult support is intended to stimulate the young person’s development through:
- bringing adults and young people together in a rich learning partnership, based on mutual respect, trust and acceptance of each other as a person;
- the fact that, in the partnership, each person is personally committed, dedicates time and energy, participates in decision-making and the sharing of responsibilities, and seeks to create a constructive atmosphere that benefits everyone;
- the role played by the adult, which is to be an active member of the group in the sense that he or she is beside them in their adventures and their difficulties, while constantly seeking to assure all of the conditions needed for the young people to take charge of their development in the direction of Scouting’s educational proposal.