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

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.

The Adventure Has Begun

February 28th, 2018 by YPR Team

In 2018, as The Adventure Begins, we challenge you to embed key elements of Scouting in your regular program. It’s time to rejuvenate the way we deliver Scouting, and ensure our programs are true to Scouting’s core values. Are you ready for this adventure? The Adventure Begins is a Section-based challenge. It is the responsibility of the Section Council... Read More

Preparing for the Pioneers of the New Youth Program

December 6th, 2017 by YPR Team

One hundred Scouts (both adults and youth) are now empowered, ready to begin training and supporting members of Pioneer Scout Groups on their adventure into the new youth program. During an action-packed November weekend, Scouts representing most Branches of Australia met in Victoria to learn about, and plan for the exciting arrival of the next... Read More