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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:

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Have you seen our Educational Proposal?

The Purpose of Scouting reminds us that at its core, the Scout Movement is a non-formal educational movement of young people, supported by adults. Have you read our Educational Proposal lately?

The Educational Proposal describes how our youth program, a non-formal program of personal development for children, adolescence, and young adults, is complementary to formal education. It sets the scene for the context in which we operate, including describing the needs, desires, opportunities, and challenges facing 21st Century young Australians, and Scouting’s role in preparing young people to be active citizens.

Note that the Educational Proposal is not the same as the Program Handbook for the new youth program. It describes many of the concepts that for the program is based on, which can also be found in the Program Handbook.

The Educational Proposal latest update can be found under the Educational Purpose tab on the Other Resources page. Or you can download it directly from here.

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

Scouts Australia’s Educational Proposal Version 3

The Educational Proposal of Scouts Australia describes how our youth program, a non-formal program of personal development for children, adolescence, and young adults, is complementary to formal education. It sets the scene for the context in which we operate, including describing the needs, desires, opportunities, and challenges facing 21st Century young Australians, and Scouting’s role in preparing young people to be active citizens.

This is the third edition of Scouts Australia’s Educational Proposal. The first edition was made available for download in mid-2016, and the second in 2018.

Worldwide, Scouting is an educational movement of young people, supported by adults. The Educational Proposal enables Scouts Australia to explain to the Australian community how the Scout youth program meets the developmental needs of young people in Australian society, in accordance with the Purpose, Principles and Method of the Movement, and in line with the Mission of Scouting.

The audience for this document is mainly an external one. Elements might be used to support proposals to external bodies, such as governments and businesses, or for organisations we are looking to partner with. It also acts as a reference document for adult training, particularly as new adults are recruited into Scouting roles. It is important that all adults understand the importance of offering an attractive program, and be committed to a style of educational relationship based on the Scout Method.

The Educational Proposal is not a manual for the new youth program. It is based on the work of the Scouts Australia Youth Program Review, which began in earnest in 2013, and came to be the “new youth program” in 2019.

Any feedback on the content of this document should be forwarded to the Program Support Team via yp.support@scouts.com.au.

You can find the Educational Proposal in the Other Resources section of the PR site, under the Educational Purpose tab.

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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!