The Youth Program Review Coordinating Team presents to you a draft of Scouts Australia’s new Educational Proposal.
Worldwide, Scouting is an educational movement of young people, supported by adults. The Educational Proposal enables Scouts Australia to explain to the Australian Community how the Scout Youth Program meets the developmental needs of young people in Australian Society, in accordance with the Purpose,Principles and Method of the Movement, and in line with the Mission of Scouting.
The Educational Proposal describes how our non-formal educational method, the Scout Method, is complementary to formal education. And, it sets the scene for the context in which we operate, including describing the needs, desires, opportunities, and challenges for young Australians.
The audience for this document is mainly an external one. Elements might be used to support proposals to external bodies, such as governments and businesses, or for organisations we are looking to partner with.
It also acts as a reference document for adult training, particularly as new adults are recruited into Scouting roles. It is important that all adults understand the importance of offering an attractive program, and be committed to a style of educational relationship based on the Scout Method.
This document is a work in progress. It will evolve over the journey of the YPR.
Please send your feedback to the YPR Coordinating Team