Having been involved with scouts since I was 8 years old I have learned a thing or two over time. Aside from vast amounts of first-aid, out door survival, and citizenship skills scouting also helps one learn to think outside the box more efficiently.
There’s a saying that gets floated around every once in a while. “There’s the right way, the wrong way, and then there’s the scouting way.” Basically what I boils down to is we have learned the correct way to do things, the incorrect way (what not to do), and alternative methods on how to quickly and efficiently achieve our goal.
I would also like to point out that the scouting way isn’t always correct either. Depending on the goal one is trying to achieve sometimes only has one way to get the desired result.