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Scouts' Own: What is it?

A Scouts' Own is an informal service held as part of Scouting activities.

They traditionally happen on camp, but they can take place in many other situations.


A Scouts' Own service is usually short, often lasting no longer than 15 minutes. They are made up of a mixture of readings, prayers, reflections and music. These can be sourced from both religious and non-religious material.

A Scouts' Own is not a substitute for an individual's own worship according to their faith, but in addition to it. Like any faith event in Scouting, a Scouts' Own should should reflect the many religions represented in Scouting.


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