For more than 112 years, generations of Scouts have developed and adapted Scouting to ensure that it has evolved and grown as our society and culture have changed.
These foundations that have been put in place are our launching point for our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. We have developed and are delivering our new youth program which increases the resilience of young people in these challenging times, fosters inclusivity, and provides skills for life. We are increasing the opportunities for young people to have fun and adventure, to learn key leadership skills, and take up leadership roles with the support of our experienced adult leaders, but there is much more we can do together to develop the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the way we deliver the Scouting program throughout Australia. Scouting has risen to the challenge. Our 2021-2023 strategic plan is sharply focussed on how we will enhance Scouting over the next few years, to set up Scouting in Australia for growth and success in this changing environment. We must continue to be prepared for future challenges. Most importantly we will contribute to the education of young people through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
Achieving our plan needs the contribution and commitment of all of Scouting’s State and Territory Branches and their members across Australia. Working together, we can continue to provide a best practice youth organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of Australian young people and their communities.