Category: New Resources

Details of new program resources available here.

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.

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 Fundamentals… 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

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.