Each year the National Youth Program Team of Scouts Australia brings together the leading change agents, Youth and Adults, of each Branch to network, share ideas and generate new ones. This year, we’ve moved it online and everyone can attend!
Each year the National Youth Program Team of Scouts Australia brings together the leading change agents, youth and adults, of each Branch to network, share ideas and generate new ones. This National Conference ensures our Youth Program is continually creating positive change within our movement.
In 2020, the global health emergency offered us, as a movement, great challenges to remain focused on providing fun, challenging, inclusive and adventurous programs while social distancing. Through Scouting@Home we ensured that we continued engaging with our young people and adult members, supporting their personal growth and keeping their passion of learning by doing alive.
Over the last few months all of us have been pushed to do things differently, and the National Youth Program Team have accepted the challenge to continue to run an inspiring, meaningful, inclusive and open Program Conference for our entire membership online.
The National Youth Program Team have workshopped a wide range of session ideas, which will run over the weekend of 17th – 18th October 2020 to coincide with JOTA/JOTI. Sessions will run for up to one hour and rotated throughout the weekend. A “pick your own adventure” program will be developed to offer participants a choice of when, what and how many sessions they would like to attend; they can participate as much, or as little, as they like. Sample program session plans will be developed that cater to particular memberships; youth, Leaders of Youth, and Leaders of Adults.
If you have a love Scouting and would like to share your best practice story, please explore the list of session themes here. If you think there is something else you could offer, please include your ideas as well.
The National Youth Program Team is looking forward to working with you to make the Scouts Australia 2020 Program Conference one of the best yet!
Yours in Scouting,
National Commissioner Youth Program