SPICES - a framework for personal growth
what Does spices mean?
One of the Scout Movement's main aims is to contribute to the development of young people. This is something very important to us at KISC too and something we try to do through the many activities we offer. SPICES represents the specific areas of personal growth that Scouting activities should be helping to develop. By providing activities which develop these six categories, we should offer to your scouts a well rounded programme to help them develop all aspects of their personality, resulting in well rounded, responsible citizens of the world.
Whilst at KISC, Scouts should be able to progress in these areas through taking part in a challenging programme of activities. This development for each scout is a personal journey, which is completed in a way which suits their own abilities, interests and circumstances. We hope that, whilst you are planning your programme for your stay at KISC, you think about the various SPICES elements to help you plan an interested, varied and challenging programme for your scouts. You can read more on the elements of SPICES below.
Acquiring the concept of interdependence with others and developing your ability to co-operate and lead.
- Understanding how to depend on others and for others to depend on you.
- Cooperation and Leadership skills, taking a place within a group.
- Developing an understanding and appreciation of social issues.
Becoming responsible for the growth and functioning of your own body.
- Understanding your body and your physical capabilities.
- Keeping fit and healthy.
- Developing skills through physical challenges.
Developing your ability to think, innovate and use information in an original way to adapt to new situations.
- Learn from your decisions and then consequences of your actions.
- Problem solving and experimenting.
- Evaluate situations and follow instructions.
Recognising your responsibility to learn, develop and grow whilst respecting others.
- Being responsible for yourself and respecting others.
- Committing yourself to things, persevering in spite of difficulties.
- Fairness, respect, and scouting spirit.
Recognising your feelings and learning to express them, leading to balance and emotional maturity.
- Responding in a reasonable manner to feelings directed towards yourself.
- Having the confidence and security to be aware of and express your feelings.
- Being aware of the impact of your own actions.
Discovering a spirituality that gives meaning to your life and respecting the spiritual choices of others.
- Understanding that you have value as a unique human being, the same as everyone else.
- Realising you are part of a larger spiritual reality, and connected to the global community.
- Recognising the wonders in nature and life, and respecting them.