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Five principles of spiritual development

Spiritual development implies that leaders and Members should be encouraged to follow the five principles.

  1. Develop an inner discipline and training.
  2. Be involved in corporate (group) activities with others.
  3. Understand the world around them.
  4. Help to create a more tolerant and caring society.
  5. Discover the need for prayer and worship, both personal and shared.

These principles are what is meant by spiritual development in The Scout Association and it should be an integral part of every activity, meeting and event.

*Further information

View What is spiritual development? (FS322021) (PDF)


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