The Role of Scouting In Developing The Love of The Homeland of Students In SMP Negeri 1 Purwokerto

  • Efi Miftah Faridli Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto
  • Erni Asriyati Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto
Keywords: scouting, character, love of the motherland


The conditions of love for the country today are truly worrying, where the young generation experiences character decadence, behaves badly, more boasts culture outside and forgets about their own country. This study aims to understand and review the role of scouting in developing the love of the homeland in students at SMP N 1 Purwokerto. This study used a qualitative approach with descriptive method. The technique of collecting data in the form of interviews with educators and students, observation and documentation. Data validation used as an extension of observation, triangulation, using reference material and holding a member check. While the technique of analyzing data used data reduction, data display verification / drawing conclusions. The results of this study indicate that scouting has an important role in developing a sense of love for the homeland, where scouting activities were packaged through activities that are interesting, fun and challenging and contain the values of the love of the homeland. Educators in delivering material used the right methods and steps for character development. Scouting was able to change the behavior of students through a long and not easy process due to the background conditions of different students. The real manifestation of the scouting is students can obey the applicable regulations, increase politeness, interact well with others, love and maintain the natural environment and increase awareness to love the country. In addition, students also practice trisatya and Darma Dasa and Pancasila in their daily activities.