Is Scouting Still Relevant Today?

September 2nd, 2016 by YPR Team

When Scouts is mentioned today, we tend to nostalgically think of a time gone past, of a funny salute with three fingers, left hand shakes, peaked hats that look a bit like a Canadian Mountie, bob-a-job, “be prepared”, building things out of sticks and rope, kids helping old ladies cross the road, scarves and woggles… Read More

Some Interesting Responses from the Section Transition Experience Survey!

August 22nd, 2016 by YPR Team

During June 2016, Scouts, Leaders, parents and community members were invited to participate in a survey on the Section Transition Experience. Statistics and experience shows us that a common time in which we lose youth members is when it becomes time for the young person to link to the next age section. There are lots of… Read More

What are fellow Scouts saying about the Educational Proposal?

August 16th, 2016 by YPR Team

A few weeks ago, the Youth Program Review released a draft of Scouts Australia’s new Educational Proposal. If you missed the release of the document, click here to find out. We received some feedback on this document, and below you can read some thoughts shared with the Youth Program Review: “Pg-29,3 ‘Scouting is a Movement… Read More

The next steps for the YPR

August 10th, 2016 by YPR Team

Scouts Australia are reflecting on how it can offer the fundamentals of Scouting in an adventurous, fun, challenging and inclusive program in the contemporary context. The Youth Program Review (YPR) began taking a holistic view of the Scouts Australia Youth Program in 2013 for the first time in 40 years. Australian society and the needs… Read More