Scouts Australia Youth Program Review


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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! 


Recent Posts

New Program Concept Workshops now in every Branch!

April 10th, 2017 by YPR Team

So far, over 2000 youth and adult Scouts have participated in a New Program Concepts Workshop and provided their input to help shape the future of Australian Scouting! New Program Concept Workshops are now being run in every State and Territory of Australia. There’s been a combined total of 83 Workshops held in metro and… Read More

YPR Socialising Concepts at The Moot

January 8th, 2017 by YPR Team

Members of the YPR team and the National Team have spent the last week sharing New Program Concepts with participants and staff at The Moot 2017. In the main social space of The Moot, the YPR tent provided an opportunity to engage with participants and consult on ideas that could form the future of Scouting in Australia. At… Read More

A Culture of Youth Leading, Adults Supporting

November 24th, 2016 by YPR Team

If you have been to a New Program Concepts workshop in your state, you will have heard the theme of “Youth Leading, Adults Supporting”. Or, you may have heard it talked about in other forums. In the New Program Concept workshops, this idea is explained and discussed. As a movement primarily focused on the development… Read More