Scouting Method: Innovative Process for Happiness of Life: A Case Study From Scouting in Thailand


The 75-year Harvard Study of Adult Development on happiness indicates three lessons learned for being a “happy person” including social relationship, the satisfaction of social relation, and health. Therefore, good social relations should be created for every level of social structure, both vertical and horizontal relationship, however, making it real is the hard problem in the current situation. Many studies support that learning will develop individual characteristic, association, adaption and analogy, that can make a person to be a complete man with mental and physical health. Finding out methods to develop learning process will be the key element for this. Scouting method is the worldwide method making a person to be a good man and could be also a good citizen. The basic concept of Scouting Method is “Health, Happy and Helpful Citizens”. In Thailand, National Scout Organization of Thailand, NSOT, adopted and applied scouting method to use in educational system and blend informal educational, base of scouting method, with formal educational system. The blending process has created for a period, but NSOT still has unclear specific method to implementation. Then using theories for development of scouting method, will contribute to knowledge in educational system for happiness of life. The main objective of study is to find out the process for scouting method that will be proposed as a first innovative method for making happiness in educational system in Thailand. The study result could be implement in the workplace.

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Varit Intrama, National Scout Organization of Thailand, Ministry of Education, Thailand

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Conference: IICEHawaii2018
Stream: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration

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