What we do as Scouters is more like gardening than management.
Cultivating Scouting brings better results than managing Scouting.
Cultivating means preparing the soil, planting the seed, and allowing the plants to grow.
As they grow we keep the weeds away, and see that there’s adequate water and sunshine.
Think about tomato plants, if you don’t stake then out they’ll fall over and sprawl around on the ground. If we respond to and focus the way they grow we help create productive plants. We cannot make them grow, We don’t need to make them grow, they do that by themselves.
What we need to do is learn how to collaborate with rather than control or create growth.