Spiritual Development - Principles



These are fundamental laws and beliefs which must be observed – a code of conduct – for all members.

Duty to god – expressed in our promise as a duty to my god.

Duty to others – loyalty to one’s country in harmony with the promotion of local, national and international peace, understanding and cooperation and the participation in the development of society, with recognition for the dignity of one’s fellow-man and for the integrity of the natural world.

Duty to self – defined as the responsibility for the development of oneself. This is in full harmony with our educational purpose to assist young people including their spiritual values. This is reflected through our Promise and Law.

These three principles are so broad they are easily exercised in the scout method.

The Scout method is a system of progressive self education through –

Promise and Law
Learning by doing
Memberships of small groups
Progressive and stimulating programmes of varied activities…

In particular to this last point, since the inception of scouting by BP, nature and life in the outdoors has been considered as the ideal frame work for scout activities. From an intellectual view, BP wants our youth members to reach solutions including spiritual based solutions based on combinations of elements which cities cannot always provide.