The spiritual dimension in Scouting and Guiding.

The spiritual dimension in Scouting and Guiding.

Spiritual and religious development is an important part of what makes us Scouts and Guides. Spirituality makes us think about ourselves, our lives, our understanding of others. It allows us to build our own future, and give a meaning to it. Development of the Spiritual and religious dimension for all is essential in the Leadership development as defined by WAGGGS and WOSM. Developing their personal spiritual path, personal or shared with others within a religion, common faith or belief, helps youth to build a value system. This session involves discussion and debate on the spiritual and religious dimension of Scouting and Guiding, what they mean for the participants and their organisation and what the impact/role of spiritual development in Scouting and Guiding can have regarding the very diverse society we are living in. During this session, participants will also have the opportunity to work together to come up with ways on how to address the importance of spiritual and religious dimension in Scouting and Guiding.

Target audience: Preferably the participants have an interest in the topic and are active at national level (or regional).

Facilitator: Matthew “Troll” PercivalLaurent Geeraerts