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Youth Program Review

1st Birthday of the Scouts Australia Educational Proposal

Our landmark document, the Scouts Australia Educational Proposal, is celebrating its 1st birthday!


This time last year, we released the Scouts Australia Educational Proposal! If you haven’t had a chance to review, keep reading to find out more!

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.

View the Educational Proposal, and associated research here.