In our one program, one journey symbolic framework of the youth program, why are we using the word “units” to describe a formation of Scouts from any section, meeting together to actively participate in a diverse program?
Under today’s Scouts Australia program, we are all Scouts. We come together to be part of a common and familiar experience, that progresses as we grow and develop.
This resource explains the background to this particular language and why it is used in our youth program.
There are some aspects that you will see in Scouting and the program that are essential to achieving the stated goals of Scouting. They are what makes our program unique as a global Movement of young people and adult volunteers. We call these the Fundamentals of Scouting.
We have refreshed some of the posters that promote the Fundamentals.. You might recognise many of these from The Adventure Begins resource kit of a few years ago. Now they have been refreshed using the the current Scouts Australia branding, with updated program language, and are now available on the Program Resources site.
Check these out and perhaps put them up in your hall!
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.
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.
Good news for users of Apple devices (and some Windows PCs too).
For a long time it appeared that Apple devices – iPad, iPhone, even Macs – were quite often (but not always!) having troubles downloading PDFs from the Program Resources site. Figuring out why required a lot of debugging, testing, inquiring, error logging, analysing, and testing again. Eventually we got to the bottom of it and the fix required a change of underlying servers.
So, today (Monday 25th January 2021), we transferred the production pr.scouts.com.au environment to a new setup and it appears to have gone well.
Apple users: you should now be able to easily download any resource from pr.scouts.com.au!
Bonus: The site has gotten just a little bit faster too!
Thanks for your patience and the feedback on this problem. We hope it is now fully resolved.
Please, if you have feedback or you are experiencing any problems, please do use the Feedback form.
The Purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
To support Scouts to develop in these areas of personal growth (also known as SPICES), there are some tools available.
Firstly, there is the SPICES I-Statements. These are the educational objectives of each age section, presented in the format of “I can…”
There is also the SPICES Review Tool. Patrols and Unit Councils can use this tool to review a program cycle and determine how well each of the SPICES has been implemented in the program.
Both have been updated, mainly with the new Scouts Australia branding. The Review Tool has some additional information that connects SPICES and Challenge Areas.