More often than not, a community is defined in terms of its geographical location. However, there is also another way of describing a community; that is through beliefs and shared interests. For instance, each one of us fits in various communities. We can constitute a religious community, a neighborhood community, or a community with similar interests.
Through communal development, the society that we belong to is strengthened via numerous social, economic or environmental involvement. Moreover, it bolsters our ability to work with other people, community groups or organisations, and public and/or private institutions and agencies.
Communal Development: Guiding Values
Various community development programs and initiatives contribute to the formation of a strong community that advocates for social justice and better communal life. For example, youth organizations like girl guides and scouts for boys build character and instill moral values among our youths. Members of such groups eat together around a communal table or a wooden furniture in Sydney. There are also group activities among members, which promote good camaraderie and teamwork.
Joining boy scouts or girl scouts is more than a life experience. For example, local units of boy scouts will help with grooming and training our youths for the future. Moreover, the experience of scouting will give the youth a chance to try and explore new things, to be of service to others, have self-confidence, and buttress ethical standards.
Since scouting is a value-based program, those who will join are expected to live up the oath they took. With this, they will become good role models and better citizens of the community. In addition, the time they dedicate to the community aids in the development of pride in his community. This is something that he carries for a lifetime.
Youth Involvement in the Community
Today’s youth spends a lot of time at school, primarily because of extra-curricular activities. These may include involvement in the school’s or the local sports team, school clubs and organizations, and of course, community-based groups. This being said, there are various reasons why youths and young adults engage in community activities and associations. These motivations can either be because of future employment opportunities, skills improvement, self-realization, or social responsibility. Nonetheless, communal development involving the youths has resulted in a more receptive community.