Category: New Resources

Details of new program resources available here.

Supporting Section Transitions

A new resource has been developed to support Scouts, their youth and adult leaders, and parents, to guage when to begin their transition to the next age section.

These guides help you to explore the Educational Objectives of the age section when considering transition to the next section.

The items in the checklists are based on the SPICES I… Statements, as well as other indicators that individuals can use to determine readiness.

The checklist provides guidance as to when a young person is ready to change, and each dot point should involve a conversation with the Scout. However, this should not be the only thing used to inform the decision.

The Scout themselves, and their immediate circle of friends, family, and fellow Scouts know them the best and should be a part of the decision about when to begin transition.

Find these four new resources here:

Page:Achievement Pathways
Tab:Reflection and Review
Direct Links:Joey Scouts to Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts to Scouts
Scouts to Venturer Scouts
Venturer Scout to Rover Scouts

Examples of assisting and leading (in the Scout section)

Now available for download is a resource that gives some examples of assists and leads in Challenge Areas for for the Scout section. This one now completes the set of assisting and leading examples for all five sections.

To help Scouts and Leaders understand more about assisting and leading for each Milestone level, this resource has been created outlining a range of different scenarios.

Page:Achievement Pathways
Tab:Program Essentials (you can find the other sections here too)
Direct Link:Examples of assisting and leading in the Scout section

A History of Australian and World Scouting

A helpful new resource is now available on the Program Resources website. While it is time to look to the future, to move forward as a movement, you might be interested to know where Scouting has come from. What can we learn from the rich history of our Movement?

For over a century, Scouting has been developing young people around the world using its unique methods. Read this resource to get a glimpse of the history of Scouting, and how our founder captured the imagination of boys to form their own patrols in the early 20th Century and began this World Movement.

Take what you like from it. Dip into parts of the last 110+ years you might be interested in, or read the whole lot!. Some Scouts might be interested, others not at all. This is compiled to help anyone interested piecing together a picture of how this movement grew and evolved. You can use it for Intro to Scouting or Intro to Section, or it might help a Scout with a Special Interest Area project or an adult leader with their Wood Badge project.

This version of our history pulls together information from a variety of reliable sources. It was developed from articles provided mainly by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), The Scout Association (UK), The Scout Association of Australia, Mr Neil Westaway (former Chief Commissioner of Australia), the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and Eduard Vallory’s fascinating book that explains the largest movement on the planet, “World Scouting: Educating for Globa Citizenship” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

This history starts off at the very beginnings of the Scout Movement, and then follows the initial
growth of World Scouting, eventually focusing mainly on the downs and ups of Australian Scouting.

You can download this History of World and Australian Scouting here:

PageOther Resources
TabScout Group
Direct LinkHistory of Scouting

All About The Scouts Australia Youth Program

Do you need an overview of the big picture ideas of the new program?

Do you need something for your Group Council to flip through to see how everything comes together in the program?

Maybe you need something to share at your next District Training Meeting (Mindari etc.).

Or better yet, talking points for Unit Leaders, Patrol Leaders, and Unit Councils of all age sections.

Take a look at the resource called New Program Overview. This presentation style PDF breaks down the program into each of its elements so that you can talk through how it all works together. This takes you beyond just “the badges” (i.e. the Achievement Pathways) and into other important elements such as the role of the Scout Method, the importance of SPICES, how patrols work in each age section, and what is meant by “one program, one journey”.

There is even some background to how this new program came about, the burning issues, and the timeline of events leading up to its launch at AJ2019 (where you might remember info boards featuring this content).

Access the Program Overview resource here:

PageFundamentals
TabFundamentals of the program
Direct LinkNew Program Overview

Developing Unit Codes

A new series of resources has now been made available to guide your Unit Leaders, Patrol Leaders, Scouts, and suppoting adult Leaders to develop a unit code. There is a guide for each age section.

A Unit Code is a way of expressing how members of the Unit are going to act, what acceptable behaviour is, and how members will treat others and the space around them.

A Unit Code is about:

  • How members of the Unit behave and treat each other
  • Respecting our environment around us, including people, each other’s property and the natural environment
  • How to be resilient and courageous in challenging times

When creating your Unit Code, the Unit should also consider the Australian Scout Promise and Law and the symbolic framework of their section.

Once it has been created by the whole Unit, all Scouts and adult leaders then agree to follow the Code.

Your Unit should display the Unit Code in a creative way so it acts as a reminder to the members of the Unit. The Unit Code needs to be reviewed or rewritten annually by the whole Unit, to ensure it represents the needs of the current members.

To find the resources:

PageFundamentals
TabPatrols and Units
Direct LinkJoey Scouts
Cub Scouts
Scouts
Venturer Scouts
Rover Scouts

Milestone Assisting and Leading – Some Examples

To help Scouts and Leaders understand more about assisting and leading for each Milestone level a series of resources have been created outlining a range of different scenarios for each age sections.

There is a document for each age section, and they can be found on the Achievement Pathways page, under the Program Essentials tab.

All age sections, except Scouts, have now been updated with some clarifications and new Scouts Australia branding. We’ll get the Scout section one out soon!

The First 4 Steps to Scouts | Terrain SUCCESS!

Use this resource to assist in getting started in Scouts | Terrain. Before you and your Unit can really get started in Scouts | Terrain, there are a few simple steps that you may need to complete first.

The instructions here relate to the functions for adults operating in a Scout Group.

How To Get Started in Scouts | Terrain is available in the Scouts | Terrain page, under the User Guides tab.

Special Interest Areas – Why?

The Special Interest Areas encourage Scouts from all sections to try new  challenges plus pursue existing interests to greater depths. Scouts set their own goals, enabling them to design a project that interests and challenges them personally.

This document sets out the thinking and educational concepts that underpin the Special Interest Areas aspect of the Achievement Pathways.

You can download this document from the Special Interest Areas project resources tab on the Achievement Pathways page. Or, directly from here.

“When Old Meets New” the poster

Our youth program is re-imagining Scouting for the 21st century. But what’s changing, and what should we expect when the old meets new?

This new program is being progressively implemented across Australia. As we see, hear and discuss the changes, there’s some important differences to be aware of.

When Old Meets New compares our old ways of doing things with the approach of the new youth program.

This poster has previously been viewed at major events and on the Scouts Australia website. Now you can download it here and put it up in your hall or meeting space!

The poster is available in the Scout Group Support tab, on the Other Resources page.

It would complement nicely the Elements of the Program Poster, also found under the Scout Group Support tab.

More Scouts | Terrain Guides

Resources on pr.scouts.com.au/terrain/ are being updated as we start to bring on more users, and new features begin to appear.

You can find them in the User Guides tab of the Scouts | Terrain page.

Newly added resources include:

  • How to install Scouts | Terrain to your device
  • How to propose an idea in Scouts | Terrain
  • How to plan an activity in Scouts | Terrain
  • How to navigate the Outdoor Adventure Skills
  • How to enter a Special Interest Area project for Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts
  • And in the Videos Guides tab, the Guide to the Outdoor Adventure Skills in Scouts | Terrain

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Scouts Australia Program Resources

Please Note:
This site is for the use of Scouts and Leaders who are implementing the Scouts Australia new youth program. It is not relevant to members who are still operating on the old program. 

You're most welcome to still have a look around, however!