Scouts Australia Youth Program Review


The Youth Program Review is on an adventurous journey.

Since 2013, the YPR has had a clear focus. Ongoing work has been to define how Scouting can deliver a fun, challenging, adventurous and inclusive youth program, that is based on the fundamentals of Scouting, designed to meet the needs of young people in 21st century Australia. Through extensive consultation on a variety of topics, the YPR is shaping what the future of Scouting could look like.

The work so far has been on developing a “one program” approach that is a continuous and consistent journey through Scouting, from our youngest section to the oldest. We’ve taken a refreshed look at the personal development journey that Scouts will experience, and how we can ensure that participation in the Scouting program will ensure they become responsible citizens as members of their local, national and international communities.

A Review of this magnitude is ongoing. Observing, consulting, researching and trailing is expected to continue into 2018. Following that will be a period of exciting change for Scout Groups across the country. Scouts will begin to engage practically with a new youth program, and will be challenged by the new opportunities for personal development.

Join and contribute to the journey as the Youth Program Review “imagines the possibilities” of building on the strengths and traditions of Scouting to create a dynamic and innovative 21st century program! 

The Adventure Begins

in 2018

Recent Posts

Resources to Support Scouting

April 24th, 2018 by YPR Team

The Adventure Begins launched earlier this year, introducing with it a series of tools and resources to rejuvenate the way we deliver Scouting and the current program. As part of the downloadable resources and guidelines, interactive tools were produced that will be engaging and interesting for all Scouts. SPICES Cards Each individual is likely to... Read More

Recruiting for a Youth Resource Developer

April 15th, 2018 by YPR Team

Scouts Australia is recruiting for an exciting new role focused on writing and editing to support our Youth Program Team. The newly created role of Youth Resource Development is the result of further progress towards implementation of the Youth Program Review. This position forms part of the Program Support Team with primary responsibility to assist... Read More

Policy and Rules Latest Update

March 3rd, 2018 by YPR Team

Policy and Rules, one of the key foundation documents of Scouts Australia, has been updated with some significant and exciting changes for Scouts Australia, that influence the youth program. These changes were communicated in February 2018. To read about them, head here.