Program Transformation Team Updates

37% of NSW on the new Youth Program – are you?

The implementation of the new Youth Program has entered 2020 in stride, with 24 Groups beginning their journey on Program in the first six weeks of the year! The Program Transformation Team has also been busy completely training all of the Groups in The Golden West and Riverina regions. From our western-most members and all the way to the coast, Scouts across NSW are continuing to thrive in our adventurous, fun, challenging and inclusive Youth Program.

2020 is our biggest year in the implementation of the Youth Program, with 70% of our Groups engaging in the future of Australian Scouting by the year’s end. Now is the time to join in this incredible journey – apply now!

See what percentage of your Region has begun their journey on the Youth Program below. The Program Transformation Team would love to thank our city Regions for taking a step back in their implementation to free time to complete some of our country Regions – keep an eye out as these numbers soar in the second half of 2020!

Six Steps to Programming Success

Beginning in 2019, all Scout Groups across NSW should have begun using the Challenge Areas to create adventurous, fun, challenging and inclusive weekly programs. It is super simple to ask ourselves what Community, Creative, Outdoor and Personal Growth challenges we can pursue, and then use our SPICES to Review> how we grew.

The six-step programming cycle is the best way to ensure that we are engaging the Fundamentals of Scouting in our programming journey. The steps are:

  1. Review> the success of the current weekly program;
  2. Gather all the events that are happening within Scouting and the community;
  3. Generate ideas of personal progression activities using the Challenge Areas;
  4. Plan> the program;
  5. Do> the program and support Scouts to deliver a successful program; and
  6. Continually Review> the program.

How can you empower your youth members to take ownership and deliver an awesome program!

Some helpful resources for your programming journey can be found below.

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