Resilient Youth, the organisation that is conducting the survey on behalf of Scouts Australia defines resilience as the ability to draw upon the strengths within yourself and around you to flexibly respond to life while remaining true to yourself and creating positive relationships with others.
We often speak about the contribution of Scouting to building resilience in young people, but to date, haven’t had the evidence to support this. The Resilience Survey will help Scouts Australia show the positive contribution of Scouting to society, and also potentially identify areas where we can improve the program to maximise our positive impact.
The Resilience Survey can be done by current youth members of Scouts Australia in the Cub Scout, Scout, Venturer Scout and Rover Scout Sections.
The Resilience Survey asks young people 60 multiple choice questions about their lives in and out of school. The survey asks young people about their thoughts and feelings related to school, family, friendships, community and themselves.
The survey is standardised and designed to compare Scouts with a broader national population dataset – not one designed specifically for Scouts. Therefore, it does not ask questions in relation to experiences within Scouting.
The Resilience Survey takes about 30 minutes to complete online.
The Resilience Survey will be open from Monday 24 June 2019 to Wednesday 31 August 2019.
The Resilience Survey can be accessed at ry.org.au/scouts/
Yes, internet connection is all that is required (and the log in details of course). So the survey can be completed on any internet connected devise eg smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop.
The survey is anonymous and it is not compulsory. Anyone may withdraw from the survey at any time.
No. Resilient Youth will only receive the anonymous survey responses completed online by youth members. These will be analysed and compiled into a report which will be provided to Scouts Australia.
No. All survey responses are anonymous and respondents non-identified. The Resilience Survey is a cohort-based analysis only. All Scouting members use the same login details, ensuring confidentiality to encourage honest and open responses.
The survey data is stored in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, which recommends a minimum retention time of five years. The Resilience Survey is anonymous, cohort-based and collected data is strictly non-identifiable. For further clarification please contact us.