Environment - Scouts And The Environment
Scouts And The Environment
Across the globe, Scouts are working towards a world where:
- People and natural systems have clear water and clean air
- Sufficient natural habitat exists to support native species
- The most suitable environmental practices are used
- The risk of harmful substances to people and the environment are minimised; and
- People are prepared to respond to environmental hazards and natural disasters
The environment is central to the Scout Programme and a key element of developing good citizens of the world. In Australia, this is reflected in the scout law: "A Scout Cares for the Environment".
Since Scouting began, young people have been connecting with the outdoors, learning from nature and taking positive action for their local and global environment.
Scouting provides opportunities for members to experience and connect with the natural world.