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Boy Scouts of the Philippines

YOUTH PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT THRUST

Scouting is a movement of Young People supported by Adults as opposed to common notion that Scouting is a movement for Young
People merely managed by Adults. This premise was made very explicit in the 1998 WOSM Publication Scouting: An Educational System,
with the thrust to put greater priority to Young People as the ultimate beneficiary of Scoutings Educational Methods, and the WOSMs
Global Strategy for Youth for Change. It sets as inspirational foundations on the firm belief that Youth can be a tremendous source of energy,
creativity and values that can shape a better future, both inside Scouting and in the World, through action in the local communities in which young
people live in.

Youth for Change includes key concepts that require more emphasis such as Youth Involvement, Youth Participation, Youth
Empowerment, Youth Engagement, Active Citizenship, Inter-Generational Dialogue, Advocacy, Peer Education, and Developing Core Life Skills
etc. Young people are empowered to develop their capacities for making decisions that affect their lives; and engage in decision-making in the
groups and institutions in which they are involved, so that they actively contribute to creating a better world. The area of work is based on the idea
that children and young people needs to be always in the very center of Scouting.

The Youth Programme Development Thrust encompasses the BSPs Proposed National Programme Policy that governs the Totality
of What, Why and How children (for KID and KAB Scouts), youth (Boy Scouts), young people (Senior Scouts) and young adults (Rover
Scouts) do in their tenure in Scouting. As coined by WOSM in this years theme, Scouting: Education for Life, Scoutings Educational
Methods and Strategy for Youth for Change places of greater importance to Youth Engagement and Involvement, Youth Empowerment
through Participation in Decision-Making at the Unit, Institutional and Community levels - thus, enabling them to develop their Core Life Skills
for 21st Century Leadership.

Understanding Youth Programme Development Thrust necessitates understanding of key concepts that affect the Educational
Elements of the Scout Method. Greater concern for Young People boils down to Quality Youth Programme, which refers to clear, defined and
specific Educational Aims and Objectives for all sections may it for KID, KAB, Boy, Senior and Rover Scouts. This also includes firm grasp of the
Scout Methods series of Educational Elements particularly on its Educational Proposal which consist of the Educational Objectives and
Educational Activities and the Group Life Experience such as the (1) Scout Oath & Law; (2) Progressive Scheme and Badge System; (3) Life
in Nature and Environment; (4) Symbolic Framework; (5) Patrol or Team System; (6) Learning by Doing; (7) Learning through play; and (8)
Learning through service.

This emphasizes that the involvement of young people, male and female, in decision-making is an integral and essential part of the Scout
Method, which defined as a system of progressive self-education. It is only when the educational dimension of youth participation is achieved
effectively that the institutional dimension can become a reality. In other words, it is only by helping young people develop the knowledge,
skills and attitudes required to contribute to the decision-making process, that young people can fully participate in decision-making bodies and
believes that participation in decision-making bodies at all institutional levels of the Movement must continue to be based upon competence, not
age, gender or other criteria.
PROPOSED AIM OF THE BSP YOUTH PROGRAMME

The BSP Youth Programme aims to provide a safe, enjoyable, exciting and challenging learning environment, through its Five (5)
Sectional Programs the KID, KAB, Boy, Senior and Rover Scouting that is attune to the current needs, wants, interests and aspiration of
young people, which develops their full physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and character; a preferred and leading outdoor-
based, non-formal educational youth movement offering relevant programmes in all segments of society that involves and empowers young
people in decision-making and to play a constructive role and leadership in the society.

PROPOSED EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES OF BSP YOUTH PROGRAMME

The Proposal of Educational Objectives of the BSP Youth Programme shall reflect with the consistent values proposed by the
Movement, through the Six (6) Growth Areas namely: (1) Physical Development of the Body; (2) Stimulate Innovation and Creativity; (3)
Character Formation; (4) Guiding of Emotions; (5) Concern for Others; and (6) Discovery of Relationship with God.

The BSP Youth Programme should be able to:


1. Offer a series of safe, fun, exciting and challenging outdoor-based activities that will promote a happy and healthy lifestyle among
Filipino youth and to all young people in general;
2. Continue to involve young people in leadership roles and create more opportunities to empower them through participation in decision-
making at the Unit and Institutional levels;
3. Develop stronger partnership, cooperation, good-will and support with various agencies and institutions serving the best interest of young
people in their citizenship training;
4. Recognize the existence of God, encourage greater participation on spiritual development and practice of respect to ones own faith and
religious beliefs;
5. Lead to personal development through the accomplishment of the Progressive Scheme and the Badge System;
6. Reflect on the appreciation of nature and environment as creation of God as Supreme being;
7. Strengthen and capacitate young people to carry-out taks, duties and responsibilities in Scouting and the community;
8. Promote gender equality and cultural diversity through dialogue and other peace building initiatives;
9. Stimulate innovation, resourcefulness and creativity among young people and be able to express their thoughts and feelings;
10. Encourage greater solidarity, camaraderie and brotherhood among member Scouts;
11. Compliment the family, the community, the church and formal education institution in inculcating values to young people;
12. Train young people in active citizenship through service to community, learning by doing and the patrol (team) system.

BSP YOUTH PROGRAMME: ITS IMPACT TO SOCIETY

Finally, one of the true measurements of Scoutings Impact to community and society in general, is in terms of the number of young
people who leave the Movement, who are self-fulfilled as individuals; has trained ability and willingness to play a constructive
role and leadership towards the fulfillment of peaceful, secured and progressive society.
SECTION KID SCOUTING KAB SCOUTING BOY SCOUTING SENIOR SCOUTING ROVER SCOUTING
Scout Member KID Scout KAB Scout Boy Scout Senior Scout Rover Scouting
Age Group 4 to 5 years old 6 to 8 years old 9 to 11 years old 12 t0 15 years old 16 to 24 years old
Grade Level Pre-School & Grade 11 & 12
Grade 1 to 3 Grade 4 to 5 Grade 7 to 10
Kindergarten Tertiary Level
Unit Name LANGKAY KAWAN TROOP OUTFIT CIRCLE
Min. Unit Composition 12 12 12 40
Max. Unit Composition 18 32 36 26
Sub-Unit Name Color Group Patrol Crew Team
Min. Sub-Unit 4 6 6 6 4
Composition
Max. Sub-Unit 6 8 8 8 8
Composition
Unit Leader Langkay Leader Kawan Leader Troop Leader Outfit Advisor Circle Leader
Asst. Uni t Leader Assistant Langkay Assistant Kawan Assistant Assistant Assistant
Leader Leader Troop Leader Outfit Advisor Circle Leader
Sub-Unit Leader Color Group Leader Patrol Leader Crew Leader Team Leader
Sub-Unit Asst. Leader
Highest Scout Leader Chief Usa Senior Patrol Leader Senior Crew Leader Senior Team Leader
Motto Laging Handa Laging Handa Laging Handa Laging Handa Laging Handa
Slogan Gagaawin ang Do a good turn daily Once a Scout, Always Together We Serve
Makakaya a Scout
Scout Salute
Scout Handshake
Scout Sign
Progressive Scheme Young Usa Tenderfoot Scout Explorer
and Badge System Growing Usa 2nd Class Pathfinder
Leaping Usa 1st Class Outdoorsman /
Seaman / Airman
Venturer Scout
Eagle Scout
Special Programme World Scout Environment Programme (WSEP)
Scouts of the World Award (SWA)
Messengers of Peace (MoP)
Focus of Activities Discovering Responsible Citizenship in Responsible Citizenship in Service to Institution, Personal Development
Creativity, Talents and the Home and Institution the Institution, Community Community, High-Outdoor Responsible Leadership,
Potentials at HOME and Care for Environment Adventure and Vocational Service to Scouting and
Training the Community