REPORT: The Scout Method

May 21st, 2015 by YPR Team

The Scout Method is the key to Scouting’s distinctive role in the community, though there are very few youth and adult members who can actually name and describe all aspects of the Method. This results in a need for better communication of the Method to members so that it can be better understood and become… Read More

REPORT: The Areas of Personal Growth

May 21st, 2015 by Luke McIvor

Recent findings from the Youth Program Review (YPR) suggest that the Areas of Personal Growth, in recent times more commonly known as SPICES, should remain a central component of Australian Scouting. The foundations for the Areas of Personal Growth stem from Scouting’s founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who established the Scout Movement to “improve the standard… Read More

REPORT: An Adventurous Program

May 12th, 2015 by YPR Team

Scouts Australia is currently competing with an increasing array of extra-curricular activities in a time-poor society. This has been seen to impact on the recruitment of new members, though perhaps more significantly, the retention of members in all sections. Improving the adventurous nature of the youth program has been identified as one key way to… Read More

REPORT: Teach Them, Train Them, Let Them Lead

May 12th, 2015 by Luke McIvor

How well does Scouts Australia’s youth program follow Lord Baden-Powell’s vision of “Teach them, Train them, Let them Lead”? One volunteer team of the Youth Program Review (YPR) investigates the answer in their report on the topic “Leadership for All” and makes recommendations on how Scouts Australia can further involve youth members in the decision-making… Read More