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The Adventure Begins

Welcome to a toolkit of resources to help your Group better appreciate the fundamentals of Scouting, ahead of the launch of Scouts Australia’s new youth program in 2019.

In 2018, as The Adventure Begins, we challenge you to embed key elements of Scouting in your regular program. It’s time to rejuvenate the way we deliver Scouting, and ensure our programs are true to Scouting’s core values. Are you ready for this adventure?

The Adventure Begins is a Section-based challenge. It is the responsibility of the Section Council to guide their Section through this adventure. For each element there is a series of targets for the Section to achieve. For each element successfully completed there is a special scarf ring. More details about the topics included and the challenges involved can be found here. Links to each of the topics and the complete resource pack can be found below.

Once the Section Council tick off the targets for an element, the entire Section is awarded the relevant scarf ring. Challenge the other Section Councils in your Group to be first to finish all the rings of The Adventure Begins! You will find the checklist for your Section Councils here.

What’s Involved?

The Adventure Begins focuses on essential elements of the Scout program (which apply to all Sections, youth and adults):
• The Principles, Purpose and Mission of Scouting
• The SPICES and their Educational Objectives
• The Scout Method (with emphasis on Youth Leading, Adults Supporting; Community Involvement; and Promise and Law)
• Section Councils
• Plan>Do>Review>


Scouting offers Australian youth a program that contributes to their personal growth, offers leadership development opportunities, develops resilience, and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of a 21st century global community.

This Scouting experience occurs through the Youth Program. The Youth Program is the totality of what young people do in Scouting (the activities), how it is done (the Scout Method), and why it is done (the Purpose). Activities are seen as the means, rather than a goal, that create opportunities for each young person to develop skills and attitudes, and acquire knowledge.

Here you will find information and downloadable resources on each of The Adventure Begins focal elements. Some of these resources are only available online, other resources may be in your local Scout Hall, whilst there are a small number of purchasable items that will be found on The Scout Shop.

You can also download all The Adventure Begins resources here.

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