The Youth Program in Scouting is the totality of the learning opportunities from which young people can benefit (What), created to achieve the purpose of Scouting (Why), and experienced through the Scout Method (How).
- Why – the educational objectives, in accordance with the purpose and principles of the Movement
- What – all experiences and situations that young people can learn from, both organised and spontaneous, i.e. the learning opportunities
- How – the way in which it is done, i.e. the Scout Method
Youth Program Review
With 100 years experience in youth development, we’re constantly working to keep Scouting interesting and relevant to young Australians. We’ve undertaken a comprehensive review of our current program, and will be introducing new features to Scouting from 2019 and beyond. Feel free to read our research and find out how Scouting will look in the future.
Messengers of Peace
No matter how young, Scouts take part in activities that benefit others, and teach them the value of community involvement. From participating in ANZAC Day services or citizenship ceremonies, or local environmental projects Scouts contribute literally millions of hours to help create a better world. Globally, Scouts have begun to record their service hours and the results will soon reach 1 billion hours.
Scouting plays an important role in connecting people with the natural world, especially given the increasing separation of young people from the natural environment. With nearly 50% of the world’s population living in urban settings, it is important for Scouts to learn about plants, animals, conservation and the ‘bigger environmental picture’.
Did you know that every year, thousands of Scouts are performing in professional theatres? Called ‘Gang Shows’ Scouts learn teamwork, leadership and other skills as we apply the Scout Method to the performing arts. And the results are impressive!