Category: New Resources

Details of new program resources available here.

The Adventure Begins Resources Available Here

As the new youth program implementation is ramping up in 2020, complementary resources developed for the introductory program The Adventure Begins have been moved across to here, for your continued use in the new program.

For your reference, the resources that were originally written for The Adventure Begins have “(TAB)” included in their name.

You can now find the following resources from TAB:

  • Under the Fundamentals tab of the Fundamentals page:
    • Principles, Purpose, Mission Fact Sheet
    • Principles, Purpose, Mission Poster
  • Under the Scout Method tab of the Fundamentals page:
    • Community Involvement Fact Sheet
    • Community Involvement Poster
    • Section (Unit) Councils Poster
    • Section (Unit) Councils Fact Sheet for each age section
    • Youth Leading, Adults Supporting Fact Sheet
    • Youth Leading, Adults Supporting Poster
    • Youth Leading, Adults Supporting Booklet
    • Youth Leading, Adults Supporting Checklist for each age section

Outdoor Adventure Skills Changes

A new edition of the Outdoor Adventure Skills Progression Booklet is out now from the Scout Shop (or wherever you get your new program purchases)!

So what’s new? What’s changed? Well, take a look at the Outdoor Adventure Skills Change Log! You can download it from the Outdoor Adventure Skills tab of the Achievement Pathways page of the program resources site.

Did someone call for bell tents? No more!

Purchasing links for the Progression Booklet and other program items are under the Weekly Program page, in the Books & Badges tab.

World Scouting Resources

If you’re interested in some of the concepts that the program is built on, check out the new tab “World Scouting” in the Fundamentals page of the program resources site. You can look through these documents to understand some of the background to the design of the Scouts Australia youth program.

  • World Scout Youth Programme Policy
  • World Scout Youth Involvement Policy
  • The Essential Characteristics of Scouting Poster
  • Adults In Scouting World Policy

You can find out lots more about World Scouting by visiting the World Organization of the Scout Movement at

Adult Skills Development Checklist

How is your role as an adult in Scouting progressing the implementation of the program in your unit?

This document provides a series of questions that can be used to reflect on your own personal development as an adult in Scouting, working with young people in units and groups. From there, you can set some goals for your own ongoing development. Don’t forget to use Plan>Do>Review>!

You can find the checklist under the Group Support tab of the Other Resources page of the PR website.

Youth Member Role Descriptions

Now available online are the role descriptions for formal leadership roles for every section.

  • Joey Scouts – Patrol Leader
  • Cub Scouts – Unit Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader
  • Scouts – Unit Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Project Patrol Leader
  • Venturer Scouts – Unit Leader, Project Patrol Leader
  • Rover Scouts – Unit Leader, Project Patrol Leader

You can find these resources in the Patrols and Units tab of the Fundamentals page.

New Program Implementation Checklist

The Adventure Begins checklist should be used by any Scout Group planning to transition to the new youth program. You can find the checklist and resources at

The checklist is now also available on the Program Resources site. Look in the Converting Programs tab of the Other Resources page.

If your group is well underway with the new program, there is no need to download this resource, although you may Review> it, of course!

The Guide To Special Interest Areas

This new resource has been developed to further support youth and adults to work with Special Interest Areas of the new program and Achievement Pathways. It has helpful pointers, such as:

  • Why SIAs are important
  • Time requirements
  • What happens when goals are not achieved
  • Stepped out examples of how an SIA might develop
  • The role of people like parents, adult leaders, the unit council
  • School projects
  • SIA ideas for each section

You can access this resource in the Achievement Pathways section of the PR website, under the Special Interest Areas tab.

You can give feedback on all the resources here.