Category: New Resources

Details of new program resources available here.

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

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.

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