The team system, based on the way in which young people naturally organise themselves as small groups, provides a framework within which the young people can:
  • Develop their personal and collective capabilities through pooling and building on their individual skills, talents and experience and through the development of a mutually supportive team spirit;
  • Develop constructive relationships with other young people and adults, based on mutual trust, which strengthen over time as a result of all the adventures shared together;
  • Learn to live according to a democratic form of self-government in partnership with adults. It allows young people to experience building a consensus and resolving conflicts, expressing themselves and listening to others, to experience making decisions and accepting the consequences, cooperating and sharing, taking initiative and leading, taking on responsibility and following it through.
Thus, everything that young people experience as a result of operating in teams can have a considerable impact on their development.