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.
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 compliment nicely the Elements of the Program Poster, also found under the Scout Group Support tab.
The three most recent Scouts | Terrain development updates are now available for download. These were also distributed directly through branch teams and shared on the Scouts Australia Scouts | Terrain User Community Facebook group.
These include the most recent update from Sunday (22 August).
Find these updates under the System Development tab on the Scouts | Terrain page.
We have now made available some initial Scouts | Terrain user guides. You can find guides on:
- How To Import Data
- How To Navigate the Members Table
- How Setup Scout Groups (Units and Patrols)
- Pioneer Tracker Export Instructions
These new guides can be found on the Scouts | Terrain page, under the User Guides tab.
pr.scouts.com.au now features a dedicated page for Scouts | Terrain resources.
This page will grow with resources as documentation, guides, and videos become available.
And don’t forget to join us in the Scouts | Terrain User Community Facebook group, to join in discussions and obtain peer support using this brand new digital programming and record keeping system.
Video recordings of the webinars developed for our early adopters are now available in the dedicated new Scouts | Terrain page.
It is important to note that from feedback and what continues to be developed, Scouts | Terrain has already evolved and will continue to evolve from what can be seen in the videos. This means that the final product will be even better than what you see here!
Another change is the name. You might see “Traverse” on some screens. This was a possible name but it couldn’t be used in the end.
Read more about Scouts | Terrain here.
Finally, get yourself into the Scouts | Terrain User Community Facebook Group to discuss and learn more about Scouts | Terrain!
An updated edition of the Special Interest Areas Planning Tool for Joey and Cub Scouts is now available!
The key change is that the PDF is now fillable.
You can find the tool in the Achievement Pathways page, under the Special Interest Areas tab.
Three of our Achievement Pathways resources have had a makeover and have been updated. Changes include:
- Scouts Australia branding update
- Removal of the “Pioneers” and “draft” labeling
- Terminology updates
- Minor changes based on program tweaks and icon updates
- Strengthening of Sustainable Development Goals in the program and Achievement Pathways
The resources updated are:
Head over to the Achievement Pathways page to find these resources.
The diagram showing the Achievement Pathways badge layout for youth member uniforms, along with other uniform items, is now available for download as a separate image.
It can be found under the Group Resources tab, in the Other Resources page.
To support Scouts to plan their journey through the Achievement Pathways, a copy of the Mountain Diagrams are now available for download, for each age section.
The diagrams can be found in the Achievement Pathways section of the PR website, under the Peak Award tab.