REPORT: Age Sections in Scouts Australia

August 5th, 2015 by Luke McIvor

FEEDBACK REQUIRED Following months of research and collation, the Age Sections Report and Discussion Paper is now being released for your feedback! What should the age divisions look like across the sections of Scouts Australia? How many years should a youth member spend in any one section? What should the ‘entrance’ age for Scouting be? At… Read More

Current Program Surveys Now Open!

August 4th, 2015 by Luke McIvor

Scouting is unique in many aspects, and as such, the Youth Program Review wants to know how you and your Section implement the current Scouting program! The first surveys are focused on current practice, and we encourage all to participate – Youth Members, Leaders, and Parents! Just for voicing your opinion before the 1st October,… Read More

STAGE 4 HAS COMMENCED – A Reflection from 2 Camp Attendees

August 1st, 2015 by YPR Team

Article written by Logan Smith & Lynda Aldridge The journey of YPR Stage 4 began when I filled out the application and contemplated if I should click send. I thought to myself, “I can do this and I can make a difference.” So I clicked the send button and it began from there… The camp… Read More

DISCUSSION PAPER: A Progressive Award Scheme

June 25th, 2015 by Luke McIvor

The use of an award or personal progression scheme can be seen as fundamental to an effective Scout Method. Looking at the characteristics of a dynamic and adventurous scheme that meets the needs of Scouting members was the guiding purpose when this topic was included as part of Stage 3 of the Youth Program Review…. Read More