Category: Resource Updates

Details of recent updates to Scouts Australia new program resources.

Uniform and Badge Layout Diagram

Finally released is the new uniform diagram showing the layout of badges on youth members’ uniforms. This replaces all other versions, although there is plenty of time to transition. You can find the new diagram under the Group Support tab on the Other Resources page.

Direct download from this link.

In order to better organise badges in a logical way, to enhance the visual appeal of the uniform celebrating the individual achievements of each Scout, and to better align space on the uniform shirt for youth members of all ages, we undertook a review of the entire uniform layout and badge designs, based on the program’s symbolic framework of one program, one journey.

There was also a very strong desire from the Scouting community to enable all peak awards a Scout has achieved, to be worn on the uniform at once. This also created a need for a redesign of the overall badge design and uniform layout.

This new layout can be implemented over the following three years or so. It would make sense to allow Scouts to start using it once they have progressed to the next section, or earlier if they prefer. New members should go straight to this layout. In other words, there is no need for Scouts to change the layout that they currently have on their uniform until they move to the next section.

Along with the new layout are redesigns of the Additional Award badges, the Unit Leader badge, the Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader scarf slides (patrol member role identifiers), and the patrol identity scarf slider. New designs are now becoming available for purchase from the national Scout Shop, or from your Branch’s supplier.

You will notice that the uniform layout is organised into three themed panels:

  • Right Sleeve – My Identity – recognises where you do most of your Scouting, and the additional awards you have achieved.
  • Left Sleeve – My Journey – celebrates and recognises your growth across the Achievement Pathways, mainly Outdoor Adventure Skills, Special Interest Areas, and your peak awards.
  • Front Panels and Scarf – My Involvement – recognises your active involvement in the program, including the Program Essentials Milestones, major events, patrol identification, and your formal leadership roles.

The National Operations Committee approved the new layout and badge designs earlier this year.

Updated Peak Award Notification Forms

Some updates have been made to the peak award notification forms. These forms are used to notify your branch/state office of a Scout who has completed their peak award in any section, and would like for their achievement to be recorded and the award to be sent out.

The main changes are an update of the email addresses for each branch to which you send the form, and the updated names of the peak awards.

The notification forms can be found on the Achievement Pathways page, under the Peak Awards tab.

Scouts | Terrain Webinar Videos

Video recordings of the webinars developed for our early adopters are now available in the dedicated new Scouts | Terrain page.

It is important to note that from feedback and what continues to be developed, Scouts | Terrain has already evolved and will continue to evolve from what can be seen in the videos. This means that the final product will be even better than what you see here!

Another change is the name. You might see “Traverse” on some screens. This was a possible name but it couldn’t be used in the end.

Read more about Scouts | Terrain here.

Finally, get yourself into the Scouts | Terrain User Community Facebook Group to discuss and learn more about Scouts | Terrain!

Scouts | Terrain Development Update

Scouts Australia & Two Bulls have had some really busy weeks in development recently.

Check out our development update here (Click here!).

Here are some highlights:

  • Basecamp has been created. This is an exciting visual representation of the Achievement Pathways which members can interact with.
  • We welcomed our Digital Champions & user testers through a training session on the 14th June.
  • User Testing has commenced on the 19th June, and will conclude approx. 10th July.
  • Programming (being able to create a Unit’s program cycle) has been created. We will be making tweaks to this based on User Testing feedback & our team’s examination.
  • Two Bulls announced their partnership with Scouts Australia
  • Achievement Pathways content has been feature completed – we are now making tweaks to language, layout and age appropriateness
  • We have published a Scouts Australia news page containing exciting info about the system! (Website Link)

We are excited to share a development update – and looking forward to getting this system out there for all Scouting members.

Enjoy this update, and be excited for launch.

Check out the other sprint development updates in the Other Resources section of this site.

Submit Your Resource Idea!

Do you have an idea for a program resource? Perhaps you have created one and would like for it to become a nationally available resource?

There is now a place to upload your resource idea for our teams to review?

Go to pr.scouts.com.au/idea/ to describe your idea and upload your version, or you can follow the buttons on the front page of the program resources website.

Don’t forget there is a feedback page as well! Let us know what you think of a resource: pr.scouts.com.au/feedback/

Special Interest Areas Planning Tools Updated

The Special Interest Area Planning Tools have been updated to correct a number of minor problems with the fillable PDF fields. These tools can be used by Scouts to support their Plan>Do>Review> of their Special Interest Area projects, and you can use these tools to electronically complete the planning and send to your Unit Council.

There are two version of the tool. One is for Joey Scouts and Cub Scouts, and the other is for Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts.

You can find the tools on the Achievement Pathways page, under the Special Interest Areas tab.

These corrections were made thanks to a member using the feedback form to alert us to the problem! You can send your feedback too!