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! 

The Adventure Begins

in 2018


Recent Posts

The Method That’s Unique to Scouting

June 29th, 2018 by YPR Team

In our next focus on The Adventure Begins, we’re talking about the Scout Method. The Scout Method is how we do Scouting, and has eight elements that help support the development of young people. It’s unique to Scouting, and Scouting is unique because of this Method. The essential part of the Scouting experience occurs through the... Read More

Achieving The Adventure Begins Rings

May 30th, 2018 by YPR Team

Around Australia, white rings are being placed on scarves to celebrate the start of The Adventure Begins! These rings mark the beginning of an exciting chance to rejuvenate the way we deliver Scouting, and to ensure our programs are true to Scouting’s core values. Are you ready to jump on board as we focus on... Read More

Pioneers Rocketing Towards 2019

May 2nd, 2018 by YPR Team

Earlier this year, five Scout Groups from New South Wales were trained, inducted, and celebrated the start of their journey on the renewed approach to Scouting. These groups, called the Pioneers, join four Victorian Groundbreaker Groups to trial, test, and provide feedback in a controlled implementation to ensure success. Already, the Pioneer Scout Groups are... Read More