Adults in Scouting Approach

Some years ago the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) developed an approach to help National Scout Organisations to recruit, motivate and retain adult volunteers so that they are able to support their youth members as they participate in an active and effective youth programme.


This approach is called ‘Adults in Scouting’, and in February 2013 Scouting Ireland officially adopted this approach.


Click here to read the Adults in Scouting Policy


This sets out the following components:


  • Acquiring and welcoming Adult volunteers
  • Mutual Agreement and Review
  • Training and Supporting Adult volunteers
  • Retaining and Acknowledging Adult volunteers


To explore each component of the Adults in Scouting Approach, return to the Adults in Scouting page and select the component(s) from there.