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Scouting and World Development

Over the past 20 years, the number of Scouts in the world has more than doubled.

Most of this remarkable growth has been in developing countries, and proves the ability of Scouting to meet a wide variety of needs across an extraordinarily diverse range of cultures and traditions. As an educational movement, Scouting is designed to prepare young people to cope with, and make a contribution to, the society in which they live.

This is particularly apparent in developing countries where the Scout programme usually includes an active involvement in community projects, ranging from fish-farming to health education campaigns, reforestation to literacy projects.

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