The role of parents in Scouting

The role of parents in Scouting

Scouting provides opportunities for young people to gain independence and develop leadership skills in a fun and challenging environment. Passionate, well trained leaders guide the youth along their journey in
a safe and structured way.

Parent support is critical as it enables participation in the many activities on offer for Scouts of all ages. For younger Cub Scouts and Joey Scouts this is more hands-on, where parents assist with badges
and camps. For older Scouts the support becomes more motivational providing emotional support as Scouts attempt more challenging activities.

For more information download the handouts below. 
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