Category: Resource Updates

Details of recent updates to Scouts Australia new program resources.

How To Write The Language of the Program

A new resource has been created, called: How To Write The Language of the Program.

When developing materials for the program, it is important to be consistent in the way in which we write about each of the elements of the new program. This could be when creating marketing materials, when creating new resources, or it could be when making activity flyers and programs for the family fridge!

To learn how to write the terminology correctly, please download this document. You can find it under the More… tab on the Fundamentals page of the program resources website, or download directly from here.

We invite your feedback on this resource. Go to the feedback page to do so.

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 scout.org

Updated Elements Poster

The Elements of the Program Poster has been updated to reflect revised program symbolism.

  • The original icons for the age sections have now been replaced by the Scouts Australia age section logos.
  • The new peak award images have replaced the old award scheme badge images.

This magnificent poster can be found on the Other Resources page of the resources website, under the Group Support tab. These make great posters for the wall of your hall, and become an easy reference point for every aspect of the program.

Books & Badges Scout Shop Link

For convenience, a direct link to the location on Scout Shop where you can purchase badges and the various official program books has been added to The Weekly Program page, under the Books & Badges tab.

You will need to login with your Scout Central credentials to access these. Due to the various implementation approaches,  availability of these items is limited by state or territory branch, and to members of Groups who have begun transition to the program.

  • Program Handbook
  • Section Guides for Youth Members
  • Record Books
  • Outdoor Adventure Skills Books
  • Uniform Badges

Program Icons

We have now made available downloadable program icons for you to use in your programs, promotions, and celebrations.

There are icons for:

  • Challenge Areas
  • SPICES
  • Scout Method
  • Special Interest Areas
  • Outdoor Adventure Skills
  • Milestones
  • Plan>Do>Review>
  • Intro To Section

Please use them as provided, without altering them. Thanks.

You can find the icons for download in the Other Resources page, under the Program Icons tab.